In an interview that turned testy, Clinton said he had apologized "to everybody in the world" for the 20-year-old episode but acknowledged he had not spoken directly to Lewinsky about the affair. "And I think what was lost were the two points that I made that are important to me", Clinton said in Harlem, according to CNN.
Clinton on Sunday praised the Me Too movement as being "long overdue".
"I felt bad then and I came to grips with it", responded Clinton when asked whether his views of the controversy had changed in the wake of #MeToo's social upheavals. But you, typically, have ignored gaping facts in describing this and I bet you don't even know them.
The former Democratic president added, "And most people I know believe that the press would have been that hard, or harder".
While Clinton praised the #MeToo movement in the interview, he admitted to having reservations about how some of it has unfolded.
"All of us are just absolutely disgusted that he could come on TV and say that he didn't owe anyone a personal apology".
The controversy has resurfaced in recent years amid the presidential bid of President Clinton's wife, Hillary Clinton, and Lewinsky's emergence as an anti-bullying advocate, speaker and writer.
"I like the #MeToo movement". "If the facts were the same today, I wouldn't [resign]". "Because of that interview, I don't think he's campaigning anywhere ever again unless he can clean it up and fix it pretty quickly".
"I have never talked to her", he said.
"I have not talked to her", Clinton said.
TRUMP (in a statement to The Washington Post about the "Access Hollywood" tape): This was locker-room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. "And the American people, two-thirds of them stayed with me".
Former president Bill Clinton invoked the "serious accusations against the current occupant of the Oval Office" when asked about his own sexual misconduct in a "Today" show interview that aired Monday.
In an essay for Vanity Fair published earlier this year, Lewinsky questioned the narrative surrounding the affair, which played a central role in Clinton's eventual impeachment. He was the most powerful man on the planet.
Melvin: "But you didn't apologize to her?"
"I don't think there is a fancy way to say that I have sinned. I still have some questions about some of the decisions that have been made".