Former President Bill Clinton just can’t stop saying the wrong things on his book tour over the past few days.
It all started with an interview with NBC’s Craig Melvin where he stated that he did not think he owed Monica Lewinski an apology.
Clinton stated that he didn’t owe Monica Lewinsky an apology. “I do not. I have never talked to her,” said Clinton. “But I did say publicly on more than one occasion that I was sorry.”
Clinton later backtracked on his comments saying, “I got hot under the way that the questions were asked the collar because of the way that the questions were asked.”
This time, Clinton had an interview with PBS NewsHour where he was asked about the #MeToo movement. As if on cue, Bill Clinton made some more bizarre comments.
Asked about #MeToo and its effect, Clinton said, “Well, in general, I think it’s a good thing, yes. I think it’s a good thing that we should all have higher standards.”
Then he dropped the bombshell.
“I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will,” he continued.
Clinton seems to suggest that it was OK or acceptable to do something against someone’s will and that you now have to do it less often thanks to #MeToo. That taking advantage of people wasn’t really a big deal.
Clinton went on to defend former Senator Al Franken (D-MN) who was ousted from office for sexual harassment allegations.
“I think that, I will be honest, the Franken case, for me, was a difficult case, a hard case. There may be things I don’t know. But maybe I’m just an old-fashioned person,” said Clinton, questioning the allegations.
Watch Clinton make his comments in the video below.