Whoopi Goldberg claimed on Wednesday that the real victim in all of the fallout from former President Bill Clinton’s scandals and dalliances was his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Goldberg made the comments on ABC’s “The View” in response to a series of interviews that raised questions about Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement.
The conversation centered on a series of interviews given by the former president in conjunction with his new novel (co-authored with James Patterson) “The President Is Missing.” Questions were raised during those interviews about Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement — which Clinton said he supported.
Meghan McCain argued that the people who had supported Clinton in spite of his flaws were no different than Trump supporters who ignored crass language because they felt that he would promote an agenda they would like.
“Let me say something really quick. I wanted — I was fascinated by feminists in the ’90s’ take on this. In 1998, feminist writer Nina Burleigh said, she would be happy to have an affair with Bill Clinton just to thank him for keeping abortions legal, and other women should line up too. So, again, when you put — sex for me — sadly at this point isn’t the number one issue I vote for for president. But you’re talking about someone in 1998, who said that sex isn’t the biggest issue, I care about being pro-choice, and I’ll let this go.”
Whoopi Goldberg interrupted then, asking, “Do you know who has gotten her butt kicked?”
McCain quickly answered, “Monica Lewinsky,” but Goldberg shook her head. She said, “Hillary Clinton.”
Goldberg elaborated, saying, “Wait, wait, wait. You know what? Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, whatever you think of her, she has been dragged through the dirt … This is the woman who goes through it every day. Every day from both sides, left and right. Left-side women say, ‘Oh, no. I don’t understand how she stayed with that man.’ Women on the right: ‘I don’t know how she stayed.’ That’s the woman I feel the worst for.”