MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Slams Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky Interview: ‘My God, He Sounded Like Trump’


Morning Joe took on former President Bill Clinton‘s heated interview on NBC’s Today Show Monday morning, in which he bristled at questions about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and said he did not owe her an apology.

While the affair Clinton had with Lewsinsky, then a White House intern, occurred more than two decades ago, her treatment in its aftermath has become newly relevant thanks to the #MeToo movement.

When NBC’s Craig Melvin asked Clinton about that in an interview about his upcoming novel, the former president got defensive, and engaged in what Joe Scarborough described as a “nagging Clintonian impulse.”

“It has been for decades an unbelievable double standard that the Clintons have used and abused, where nobody is allowed to go there on this issue,” Brzezinski said. “And in the age of #MeToo, women are supposed to go there, and men, by the way.”

“We’re supposed to be able to say what the difference is between right and wrong, and when you have done something wrong, you are supposed to own it and not talk about facts, distorted facts and obstructed facts.”

“My god, he sounded like Trump,” Brzezinski continued. “He sounded incapable of owning anything. To me, I’ve never been more moved by an interview, and I really appreciate that Craig Melvin asked those questions and put that entire interview to a stop and stayed with it, finally. Finally.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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