Bill Clinton was not prepared for this question about Monica Lewinsky
Bill Clinton was blindsided.
The former President was expecting to walk into a softball interview on NBC’s Today Show.
But instead he was not prepared for this question about Monica Lewinsky.
NBC correspondent Craig Melvin surprised Clinton by asking him if the Monica Lewinsky scandal should be viewed differently through the lenses of #MeToo movement.
Clinton erupted in anger and lashed out at Melvin insisting he was distorting the facts.
The Daily Caller reports:
“You typically have ignored gaping facts in describing this, and I bet you don’t even know them,” he continued.
“This was litigated 20 years ago. Two-thirds of the American people sided with me,” Clinton said. “They were not insensitive that I had a sexual harassment policy when I was governor in the ’80s. I had two women chiefs of staff when I was governor. Women were over-represented in the attorney general’s office in the ’70s for their percentage of the bar.”
He continued, “I’ve had nothing but women leaders in my office since I left. You are giving one side and omitting facts.”
Clinton also let it slip that he has not personally apologized to Lewinsky.
Melvin’s line of questioning came about because Lewinsky authored a piece in Vanity Fair describing how she developed PTSD because of all the stress from dealing the aftermath of the affair with Clinton.
Liberal media members now feel emboldened to go after Clinton because the family’s political usefulness has been exhausted and they want to stake out ground to after Trump.
If they beat up on Clinton they can claim fair play when they attack Trump for baseless allegations of sexual misconduct.