Bill Clinton Defends Himself Against #MeToo
He insisted it was right not to resign because he was defending the Constitution.
“If the facts were the same today, I wouldn’t [change my decision],” Bill Clinton responded to a question posed by NBC “Today Show” interviewer Craig Melvin. Melvin asked whether the #MeToo movement would have caused Clinton to resign when his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky came to light. Clinton added, “I think I did the right thing. I defended the Constitution.”
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Melvin set up his question by quoting from a Vanity Fair op-ed Lewinsky wrote earlier this year, in which she explained, “[Clinton] was my boss. He was the most powerful man on the planet. He was 27 years my senior with enough life experience to know better. He was at the time at the pinnacle of his career, while I was at my first job out of college.”
Clinton was clearly perturbed by the line of questioning, telling Melvin that he “ignored gaping facts” and suggesting that he didn’t “even know them.” But Melvin continued to press, asking if Clinton had ever apologized to Lewinsky personally. It quickly became apparent (again) that Clinton has never accepted blame for doing anything seriously wrong or immoral. Clinton argued, “You think President Kennedy should resign? Do you believe President Johnson should resign? Someone should ask you these questions because of the way you formulate the questions. I dealt with it 20 years ago, plus, and the American people — two-thirds of them stayed with me.” In other words, Other presidents had affairs while in office, and nobody cared, so why was I forced to answer for it?
As it was in back in 1998, Clinton still sees himself as the victim of a politically motivated attack. In fact, the suggestion that he should apologize to Lewinsky bothers him precisely because it implies that she was more of a victim than he was. Hence the negative answer and then the defense of his refusal to resign upon impeachment, with the added and outlandish assertion that he was defending the Constitution. You see, he’s the hero of this story, not the villain.
And while mainstream media outlets pat themselves on the back for daring to call out Clinton for his Lewinsky affair, they still willingly ignore his far more egregious record of sexual assault. Juanita Broaddrick blasted NBC for ignoring Clinton’s abuse toward her: “This is so disgusting. Is there ANY reporter willing to ask Bill Clinton about RAPING me?” She continued, “Would the NBC TODAY show like for me to come on and talk about my RAPE by Bill Clinton since they don’t have the ‘balls’ to ask him. Oh..Wait…… you are the same Network that delayed my interview until after the scumbag’s impeachment hearing was over.”
Clinton was right about one thing: The reason he’s being questioned about Lewinsky is due to the fact that Democrats and the MSM are “frustrated that they’ve got all of these serious allegations against the current occupant of the Oval Office, and his voters don’t seem to care.” Then again, after watching Clinton get away with it because Democrats and the MSM excused his behavior, many Americans simply shrugged off the accusations against Donald Trump. They’re tired of the Left’s hypocrisy and want to fight fire with fire.
What Clinton missed is that Democrats are increasingly willing to throw him under the bus so long as they can keep duping women voters.