Former President Bill Clinton just addressed the Monica Lewinsky scandal for the first time in years in a CBS This Morning interview that is set to air on Sunday.
Daily Mail reported that Clinton appeared to get a bit flustered when he was asked about New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s view that he should have resigned because of the affair with his White House intern.
“You have to – really ignore what the context was,” Clinton said. “But, you know, she’s living in a different context. And she did it for different reasons. So, I – but I just disagree with her.”
Gillibrand, a proud supporter of the MeToo movement, was asked last year if she thinks that Clinton should have stepped down because of the affair.
“Yes, I think that is the appropriate response,” Gillibrand said. “Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction. And I think in light of this conversation, we should have a very different conversation about President Trump, and a very different conversation about allegations against him.”
Trump fired back at Gillibrand on Twitter after he learned that she had called on him to resign.
“Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!” he tweeted.
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Since the beginning of the MeToo movement, Clinton has become a huge liability to Democrats, who have been trying to distance themselves from him as much as possible.
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