What’s going on?
Former President Bill Clinton just needs to stop giving interviews. Every time he tries to respond to questions about #MeToo, he puts his foot into his mouth.
Clinton’s tour to promote a novel he wrote with James Patterson has been derailed after he gave some awkward answers in response to questions about the #MeToo movement and Monica Lewinsky.
Catch me up:
Clinton only made it worse in an interview with PBS Newshour that aired last week.
“I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will, how much you can crowd their space, make them miserable at work,” Clinton said of today’s society and sexual harassment.
Yikes. What else did he say?
Clinton appeared to give a stilted defense of former Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who resigned earlier this year after a photo emerged that showed him groping a woman. He called Franken “a difficult case” and pointed to a letter that former and current female “SNL” cast members wrote to defend the senator.
“Maybe I’m just an old-fashioned person, but it seemed to me that there were 29 women on ‘Saturday Night Live’ that put out a statement for him, and that the first and most fantastic story was called, I believe, into question,” Clinton said.
Clinton has gotten multiple chances to answer this question – and every time, his takes have gotten worse.
“He should have been prepared for the Monica question, #MeToo at the beginning [of the book tour],” Doc said. “Then after he screwed up, he should have been prepared.”