Bill Clinton Ripped for Saying ‘Norms Have Really Changed’ on Sexual Consent

Bill Clinton Ripped for Saying ‘Norms Have Really Changed’ on Sexual Consent

You don't have to physically assault somebody to make them, you know, uncomfortable at work or at home or in their other - just walking around.

"I know some of the people on that team, and I'm sure they tried to prepare him", the CNN's chief Washington correspondent allowed, before laying into Clinton's handling of the sensitive subject matter.

"Old Bill Clinton asserting in his own way "I'm a awful person but you elected me twice" is the most honest Bill Clinton", former MSNBC producer Matt Stoller replied to Burns' tweet. "That, I think, is good".

In an interview with PBS "NewsHour" that aired last Friday, Clinton said he's pleased that American society appears to be raising its standards for workplace conduct. His words weren't sitting well with social media users or members of the #MeToo movement, for that matter.

I think that - I will be honest - the Franken case, for me, was a difficult case, a hard case. "He's saying that norms have changed in a variety of ways in how we interact with one another, and that's all for the good".

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman classified Clinton's remarks as "hell of a sentiment" while the Times' national political correspondent, Alex Burns, labeled it "quite the turn of phrase". He has repeatedly misspoke when asked the inevitable questions about his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky which overshadowed his time in the White House.

Clinton, who was impeached and faced removal from the presidency, told NBC last week he "did the right thing" in remaining in office after the Lewinsky scandal and he does not owe Lewinsky a personal apology because he's already apologized in public. "I meant it then and I mean it today".

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