(CNN) Former President Bill Clinton defended himself Monday from recent criticism of his affair with Monica Lewinsky in light of the #MeToo movement, telling NBC News he never reached out to the former White House intern following the scandal.
Speaking to “Today,” Clinton defended his decision to remain in office following the scandal.
“A lot of the facts have been conveniently omitted to make the story work, I think partly because they’re frustrated that they got all these serious allegations against the current occupant of the Oval Office and his voters don’t seem to care,” Clinton said, pointing to a series of sexual misconduct allegations against current President Donald Trump, who has denied them. “I think I did the right thing. I defended the Constitution.”
On whether he should apologize to Monica Lewinsky:
‘No,’ he told NBC in an interview airing Monday on the ‘Today’ show. ‘I do not – I have never talked to her. But I did say publicly on more than one occasion that I was sorry.’
‘I apologized to everybody in the world,’ Clinton said, implying that was enough.
Today Show interview with Bill Clinton and James Patterson
In the era of MeToo, Bill Clinton should probably just stay at his Whitehaven home in Chappaqua and stop reminding people he was a pig around women for years. It’s not that difficult. He really came off bad here. Even though I believe Monica was of age and made her own choices, Bill was still the one in power and there was a massive power imbalance seeing as she was a doe eyed intern and he was the most powerful man on earth, at the time.
And stop playing the whatabout game with Trump. Whatever Trump is or is not, we aren’t talking about him when we are addressing you, Bill. Stop deflecting. Humble yourself!
Rose McGowan does not have time for Bill Clinton’s bullhonkey.
Go Rose! #BeBrave