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Bill Clinton in the Lewinsky scandal: I felt terrible
Former President Bill Clinton speaks about the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the light of the #MeToo movement; Fox News contributor Mo Elleithee and GOP pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson debate.
Former President Bill Clinton defended himself on Monday night, said he got “hot under the collar” when he claimed that he did not interview guilty Monica Lewinsky any excuse in a previous TV.
During an appearance at the Schomburg Center in Harlem hype around his upcoming book, Clinton confirmed that he broadcast his cool lost on NBC’s “Today” show in a chat on Monday morning.
“The truth is, the hustle and bustle, I got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked. And I think what was lost were the two points I made that are important to me,” Clinton said in Harlem, according to CNN.
“The proposal was that I never apologized for what all the trouble for me 20 years ago,” Clinton caused. “The first point is, I have. I said it then I meant it now. I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family, and the American people in front of a panel of Ministers at the White house, was reported everywhere. So I did that. I meant it then and I mean it today. I live with it all the time.”
Clinton was referring to a 1998 mea culpa he made before a meeting of the Council of Ministers in the National Prayer Breakfast, in which he mentioned Lewinsky and her family together with “my family, my friends, my staff, my Cabinet.”
In his “Today” interview on Monday, the 71-year-old said: “I apologized to everyone in the world . . . The apology was public.”
But then, when Clinton was asked by NBC whether he owed Lewinsky a direct apology, he said: “no, I don’t.”
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