Former President Bill Clinton went on a strange explanation of his thoughts on White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' ejection from a Lexington, Virginia, restaurant because of her Trump affiliation.
During the Tuesday night interview on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," Clinton mused over whether it was appropriate for the owner of Lexington's Red Hen restaurant to ask Sanders to leave the establishment because she worked for the Trump administration.
What did he say?
Noah asked Clinton his thoughts on Sanders having to leave the Virginia restaurant during the interview with the former president.
Clinton kicked off his response by recalling a time when an angry protester accosted him and his family while they were attending church services in the '90s and compared the experience to what Sanders might have endured at the Red Hen on Friday.
“You ask yourself, well, should you go from there to asking her to leave the restaurant? That’s a decision for the restaurant owner to make. What I’d like to point out is would it be better if that didn’t happen? I think it would,” Clinton explained.
“But you know, a lot of poison has been poured down America’s throat since that 2016 campaign started," he added. "So it’s hard to pour poison down other people’s throat and not have some of it come back up and bubble up.”
He noted that while he respected the female restaurant owner's decision to seek counsel from her staff before giving Sanders the boot, he also had respect for the press secretary for how she handled the event.
“I also had a lot of respect for the way Sarah Huckabee Sanders handled [the ejection],” Clinton said. “I mean, [Sanders] was very dignified. She didn’t chew them out. She didn’t pitch a fit. She didn’t call them you know, 'immigrant-loving thugs' or whatever. She just got up and left and offered to pay.”