Former President Bill Clinton got defensive and compared himself to JFK when forced to discuss the #MeToo movement in relation to the Monica Lewinsky scandal during a heated interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday morning.
In an interview with NBC’s “Today Show” released Monday, Clinton bristled at questions over whether he should have resigned 20 years ago over his sexual relationship with the White House intern and whether the #MeToo movement has changed his perspective.
Lewinsky wrote in March that their relationship “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power.”
“I dealt with it 20 years ago, plus,” said Clinton. “And the American people, two-thirds of them stayed with me. And I’ve tried to do a good job since then, and with my life and with my work. That’s all I have to say.”
Clinton is promoting his new fictional thriller, “The President Is Missing,” with best-selling author James Patterson.
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“I don’t think it would be an issue because people would be using the facts instead of the imagined facts. If the facts were the same today, I wouldn’t [step down], Clinton said.