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Not ‘my finest hour’: Bill Clinton gets real with Stephen Colbert on his botched #MeToo interview

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Former President Bill Clinton was given a “do-over” opportunity during a Tuesday night appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Clinton received widespread criticism for a tone-deaf answer on if he had directly apologized to Monica Lewinski that he was asked by The Today Show co-anchor Craig Melvin.

“Would like a do-over on that answer?” Colbert asked. “Do you understand why some people thought that was a tone-deaf response to his questions about the #MeToo movement and how you might reflect on your behavior 20 years ago and how that reflection may change by what you’ve learned through the #MeToo movement.”

“You know, when I saw the interview, I thought that, because they had to distill it, because it looked like I was saying I didn’t apologize and I had no intention to, and I was mad at me,” Clinton replied.

“Well, you said in the interview that you did apologize, you said you apologized in the interview,” Colbert noted.

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“I did and they showed a film clip finally,” Clinton said.

“Here’s what I want to say, it wasn’t my finest hour,” Clinton argued. “But the important thing is, that was a very painful thing that happened 20 years ago and I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinski and her family, to the American people.”

“I meant it then, I meant (sic) it now,” he continued. “I’ve had to live to the consequences every day since.”

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Clinton says he still supports victims coming forward.

“I still believe this #MeToo movement is long-overdue, necessary and should be supported,” he added.

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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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Trump ignored being condemned by Congress and instead praised Republicans on Twitter for defending his racism

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President Donald Trump celebrated on Tuesday night despite the House of Representatives having voted earlier in the day to condemn his racist statements.

By a final vote of 240 to 187, Congress voted for a resolution saying, "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

The resolution said Congress “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.”

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The tortured madness of Donald Trump: It’s clear the president is out of his mind

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Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon could do literary justice to the tortured madness of Donald Trump, who fluctuates between petulant self-pity and weird self-praise.

His brags are especially weird because they usually involve achievements he hasn’t made. It’s as though his saying something makes it true — even though everyone except his most naive devotees can clearly see that he’s either hallucinating or lying. In June, for example, at a rally launching his reelection campaign, he retrumpeted an old campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” assuring the adoring crowd that “that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”

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