Bill Clinton says 'Today Show' interview wasn't his 'finest hour'

  • Bill Clinton says 'Today Show' interview wasn't his 'finest hour'

Bill Clinton says 'Today Show' interview wasn't his 'finest hour'

Clinton also noted that there had been negative consequences for him related to the episode, which led to his impeachment by the House but acquittal by the Senate.

In an interview with NBC's "Today" released Monday, Clinton bristled at questions over whether he should have resigned 20 years ago because of his sexual relationship with the White House intern. Clinton's comments sparked a widespread bipartisan backlash Tuesday.

On book tour for his novel The President Is Missing, Clinton and his co-author, James Patterson, have been making the expected rounds on talkshows, where they're publicizing the political thriller. "I want you to enjoy this one, but I do want to ask you something".

Clinton replied, "I do, actually".

Just because I got - the truth is the hubbub was I got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked.

"I dont think it would be an issue because people would be using the facts instead of the imagined facts", he said in the interview on NBCs Today show. So first point is, I did.

"I meant it then, I meant (sic) it now", he continued.

"Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction", Gillibrand said. "That's certainly not what I would have expected him to say, particularly at this time with everything going on in the backdrop".

"I could not believe the words that were coming out of his mouth", she said.

"Beyond that, I think it would be good if we could go on with the discussion", Clinton added. "And I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family and the American people". I better apologize more because they will come after me next'.

"But Bill Clinton epitomizes you know, sort of the aggressor - not the victim".

"It's 20 years ago", he said.

Well, Stephen Colbert wanted to get a second opinion. "It was always wrong".

Clinton's defensive response on Monday was confirmation to many national and state-based Democrats who were concerned about how the former president would fare campaigning for Democrats amid the #MeToo movement.

"That is how disgusting the facts were that we had to deal with in the '90s", Bossie added.