Politics

CNN’s Jake Tapper Slams President Clinton For #MeToo Remarks

Mike Brest Reporter

Late night comedian Seth Meyers and CNN’s Jake Tapper criticized former President Clinton’s remarks about the #MeToo movement and Monica Lewinsky on Meyers’ show Monday night.

 

“I’ve been amazed at how poorly he’s handled these questions,” Tapper stated when asked whether he found Clinton’s comments on the #MeToo movement surprising. “I mean, a lot of them you could have anticipated.”

In interviews over the last couple of weeks, former President Clinton has found himself in hot water, making multiple controversial comments regarding his affair with Monica Lewinsky and how that plays into the larger context of the #MeToo movement.

“If you wanted to write the worst answer he could give, it’s almost as if — that one that he did today about whether or not you can grope people: ‘People have different rules today about where you can touch them on their bodies involuntarily,'” Tapper went on to say, mocking Clinton’s answer to a question from an interview last week.

The former president had said during the interview, “I think the norms have really changed in terms of what you can do to somebody against their will, how much you can crowd their space, make them miserable at work.” (RELATED: Bill Clinton Claims Sexual Consent ‘Norms Have Changed’)

Clinton is currently on a book tour to promote his new book along with co-author James Patterson.