Bill Clinton publicly admitted he had some “regrets” this week surrounding North Korea’s nuclear weapons program; saying he “had a chance” to end the program towards the end of his presidency but ultimately failed.
The former president was speaking with NBC’s ‘Today’ show when he was asked to comment on President Trump’s upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un, saying “I had a chance at the end of my presidency — I kind of regret this now, but I would do the same thing again [if] faced with it.”
“I would do the same thing again [if] faced with it — to end their missile program, but I would have had to go to North Korea,” he added. “But I couldn’t do that and finish the Middle East peace… And Arafat begged me not to go and then backed out on his promise.”
“In these deals, you have to make a compromise, and so the test that the Americans should have when it’s over is: If both sides do what they promise to do, will we be better off? If the other side doesn’t, can we get out of this without more harm?” added Clinton.
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BILL BACKTRACKS: Clinton Claims He ‘Apologized’ to Lewinsky 20 Years Ago
Former President Bill Clinton back-tracked from his controversial comments regarding the ‘Me Too’ movement Monday night, claiming he personally apologized to Monica Lewinsky 20 years ago over the secret scandal that nearly took-down his presidency.
Clinton clarified his comments regarding the ‘Me Too’ movement in New York City just hours after he fumbled through a highly-contentious interview with NBC News; saying he never apologized to Monica Lewinsky personally because he said he was sorry to “everyone.”
“The truth is I got hot under the collar because the way the questions were asked,” said Clinton.
“The suggestion was that I never apologized for what caused all the trouble for me 20 years ago. The first point is: I did. I meant it then and I mean it now. I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family, and to the American people before a panel of ministers in the White House,” added the former President.
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BILL TOO? Clinton Says He DOESN'T Owe Monica Lewinsky an Apology
Former President Bill Clinton shocked Democrats and other ‘Me Too’ advocates across the country Monday, saying he doesn’t owe Monica Lewinsky a personal apology and has no plans to say “he’s sorry” to his White House intern.
According to the New York Post, Clinton was speaking with NBC’s ‘Today’ Show when he was asked to comment on the current movement sweeping the entertainment and political world in recent months; saying he’s “never talked” to Lewinsky after their secret affair rocked the world back in 1998.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 4, 2018
“I apologized to everybody in the world,” Clinton said.
The former President pushed back when asked if he plans to personally apologize to the former intern, saying “I do not.”
“I’ve never talked to her. But I did say, publicly, on more than one occasion, that I was sorry. That’s very different. The apology was public,” he added.
Clinton deflected further when asked if the modern political climate would have forced him to resign from office had the scandal taken place today.
“Well, I don’t think it would be an issue. Because people would be using the facts instead of the imagined facts. If the facts were the same today, I wouldn’t,” he added.
Watch Clinton’s comments above.