Former President Bill Clinton was given a “do-over” opportunity during a Tuesday night appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
“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.
“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.”
Clinton says he still supports victims coming forward.
“I still believe this #MeToo movement is long-overdue, necessary and should be supported,” he added.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) June 5, 2018