Former President Bill Clinton is trending this morning, following his interview with NBC’s Craig Melvin.
Clinton took part in the interview to promote his new book with James Patterson called “The President is Missing.” But the interview also touched on the current president’s challenges, as well as Clinton’s impeachment following the Monica Lewinsky scandal. In 1998 Clinton first denied, then admitted, to an affair with the then-White House intern. Melvin asked Clinton if he’s ever apologized personally to her.
Melvin: “I asked if you’d ever apologized. And you said you had.”
Clinton: “I have.”
Melvin: “You’ve apologized to her?”
Clinton: “I apologized to everybody in the world.”
Melvin: “But you didn’t apologize to her?”
Clinton: “I have not talked to her. I– I thought it—”
Melvin: “Do you feel like you owe her an apology—”
Clinton: “No, I do—I do not. I’ve never talked to her. But I did say, publicly, on more than one occasion, that I was sorry. That’s very different. The apology was public.”
“Someone should ask you these questions, because of the way you formulate the question,” Clinton said to Melvin, “I dealt with it 20 years ago plus. And the American people, two-thirds of ’em, stayed with me. And I’ve tried to do a good job since them with my life and with my work. That’s all I have to say to you.”
Clinton also gave his thoughts on the Me Too movement. “It’s way overdue. I think that it doesn’t mean I agree with everything. I still have some– questions about some of the decisions which have been made.”