Bill Clinton Loses His Cool At Prospect Of Apologizing To Lewinsky

Bill Clinton Loses His Cool At Prospect Of Apologizing To Lewinsky

Clinton's interview comes almost four months after Lewinsky published an essay regarding the #MeToo movement and her highly publicized affair in Vanity Fair. "They liked him. And they liked having the first African-American president, and he was a good president I think", Mr. Clinton said.

He said that President Trump's sexual misconduct allegations have not "gotten anything like the coverage you would expect".

On any parallels between the two presidents, Clinton said: "A lot of the facts have been conveniently omitted to make the story work, I think partly because (Trump's supporters) are frustrated that they got all these serious allegations against the current occupant in the Oval Office".

"The suggestion was that I never apologized for what caused all the trouble for me 20 years ago", Clinton said in NY while promoting his new book. "We're supposed to be able to say what the difference is between right and wrong, and when you have done something wrong, you are supposed to own it and not talk about facts, distorted facts and obstructed facts". "Nobody believes I got out of that for free". "I left the White House 16 million dollars in debt".

Elsewhere, Clinton reveals how he has never personally apologized to Lewinsky, believing that his public concessions were sufficient enough.

He also noted how much of a "pacifying figure" Lewinsky has been before agreeing that it wouldn't have cost Clinton much to just apologize.

Trump Jr. was responding to Clinton's interview with NBC's The Today Show, during which Clinton claimed he had publicly apologized to Lewinsky but had not spoken to her privately.

"I like the #MeToo movement", he said. "If the facts were the same today, I wouldn't [do anything differently]".

"I've never talked to her", he admitted.

Clinton and Patterson are making the rounds to showcase "The President Is Missing", a mystery novel the pair wrote together.

When asked whether he'd apologized to Lewinsky, Clinton said he "apologized to everyone in the world".

In March, Lewinsky penned an essay for Vanity Fairwhere she detailed the power imbalance that influenced her relationship with the president.

"It's 20 years ago". You know, I think it was just an interesting way that he approached it which was to say, you know, look, you guys are all talking about Me Too, and that's fine. He was the most powerful man on the planet.

"The American people, two-thirds of them stayed with me". You are giving one side and omitting facts.

"Do you feel like you owe her an apology?" the NBC reporter asked.