Former President Bill Clinton, left, appears with host Stephen Colbert while promoting his book, “The President is Missing, the” on ” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ Tuesday, 5. June 2018 in New York.
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Comedian Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton pressed about his recent heated interview on the “Today” show, published on Monday, that focused on the Monica Lewinsky scandal and today’s #METOO movement.
Clinton was asked by a NBC reporter in the previous interview, he would have resigned over his sexual affair with Lewinsky in the Oval Office, if it occurred, in the year of 2018, at the height of the #MeToo movement.
“I don’t think it would be a Problem, because the people with the help of the facts instead of the presented facts. If the facts were the same today, I would told you to step down],” Clinton.
Tonight: Stephen provides @bill Clinton the opportunity for a do-over in relation to a question he was asked in an interview earlier this week. #LSSC #bill Clinton pic.twitter.com/vgHSWOpY6N
— The Late Show (@Colbert lateshow) 5. June 2018
Colbert, host of the “Late Show,” asked Clinton on Tuesday, when he realized why some people thought his answer was: “tone deaf.”
“Examples for men are not held accountable for their behavior, especially men in power, with younger women or people that have worked for them, is worthy to be readjudicated or RES judicata for the first time, no matter how long it is, that it happened,” said Colbert, said about the former President’s behavior with Lewinsky.
Clinton responded and realized that his fighter was the reaction in the “Today” show interview, his “finest hour”.
“I was mad at myself — not for the first time,” the former President said.
Clinton said he did not know, how you, in particular, for the interview, because it “began with a statement that basically I had never apologized.”
“People need to know, I apologized. I meant it then. I mean it now … And I still support Me,” Clinton said. “And I think we all need to try and try and try, be better. And I would never deny that.”
“Through the lens of #MeToo now, do you think differently or feel more responsibility?… Have you apologize for ever her [Lewinsky]?” @Craig Melvin Bill Clinton pic.twitter.com/rXcixhDHER
— TODAY (@today show) 4. June 2018
Still, Clinton says, “It was very painful, what happened 20 years ago, and added that he “live with the consequences every day since.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.