Bill Clinton: I Have ‘A Lot Of Respect’ For Sarah Sanders For How She Handled Being Booted From Red Hen


On Tuesday night, former President Bill Clinton weighted in on the debate over civility in America.

Clinton began by recalling being approached by an angry protestor while he and his family had attended church back in the 90s and related his experience to the recent incident involving Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders being kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA.

“You ask yourself, well, should you go from there to asking her to leave the restaurant? That’s a decision for the restaurant owner to make. What I’d like to point out is would it be better if that didn’t happen? I think it would,” Clinton told Trevor Noah. “But you know, A lot of poison has been poured down America’s throat since that 2016 campaign started… So it’s hard to pour poison down other people’s throat and not have some of it come back up and bubble up.”

He went on to say that he had “a lot of respect” for the restaurant owner for how she debated giving Sanders the boot with her staff, but he also praised the Press Secretary as well.

“But I also had a lot of respect for the way Sarah Huckabee Sanders handled it,” Clinton continued. “I mean, she was very dignified. She didn’t chew them out. She didn’t pitch a fit. She didn’t call them you know, immigrant-loving thugs or whatever. She just got up and left and offered to pay.”

Clinton added that he hoped that we all would “start talking to each other again.”

Watch the clip above, via Comedy Central.

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