Bill Clinton Says He Doesn’t Owe Lewinsky a Personal Apology in Light of #MeToo
“I don’t think it would be an issue because people would be using the facts instead of the imagined facts.”
During an interview Monday, former president Bill Clinton said he does not owe an apology to Monica Lewinsky, the woman with whom he had an infamous affair when she was a 22-year-old White House intern.
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Clinton made the remark on NBC’s Today in response to a question from host Craig Melvin about a recent op-ed from Lewinsky in which she reevaluates the question of consent in her relationship with the former president in light of the #MeToo movement.
“Looking back on what happened then, through the lens of #MeToo now, do you think differently or feel more responsibility?” Melvin asked Clinton.
“No. I felt terrible then, and I came to grips with it,” Clinton replied.
Melvin then asked Clinton if he had ever apologized to Lewinsky.
“I apologized to everybody in the world,” Clinton said.
“But you didn’t apologize to her,” Melvin said.
“I have not talked to her,” Clinton said.
“Do you feel like you owe her an apology,” Melvin asked.
“No, I do — I do not,” Clinton responded. “I’ve never talked to her. But I did say, publicly, on more than one occasion, that I was sorry. That’s very different. The apology was public.”
Clinton also told Melvin, “Nobody believes that I got out of that for free,” in reference to the scandal, which resulted in Clinton’s impeachment and a pile of legal bills.
“I left the White House $16 million in debt. But you typically have ignored gaping facts in describing this, and I bet you don’t even know them,” Clinton told Melvin. Clinton cited his record on women’s issues when he was governor of Arkansas in response to Melvin, whom he accused of one presenting “one side” and “omitting facts.”
Sadly, there will be NO outrage by Liberals because they love Bill Clinton.