'The Lost Tapes: Clinton Impeachment': Young Donald Trump suggests Bill Clinton would've been a 'hero' if he had affair with a supermodel
The new documentary on Bill Clinton's impeachment sees young Donald Trump commenting on the former president's affair with a White House intern Monica Lewinsky
In a documentary about former President Bill Clinton's impeachment, a young Donald Trump is featured saying that the Democratic president would have been considered a "hero" rather than being vilified if he had an affair with a supermodel.
The documentary, 'The Lost Tapes: Clinton Impeachment,' shows the young Trump express his opinion regarding Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
People reported the exclusive first look of the upcoming Smithsonian Channel documentary where Trump shares his thoughts on how Clinton could have avoided causing a scandal in the first place.
“I’m glad it worked out the way it did, but it was a long and terrible process,” he says referring to the fact that although Clinton was impeached in 1998 for lying about his relationship with Lewinsky, he was ultimately acquitted of the charges against him.
“He certainly could have picked a better candidate. Somebody said to me that if he would have had the affair with a supermodel he would have been everybody’s hero, but of course, I would never say a thing like that,” the real estate mogul adds.
Lewinsky, who is now 44 years old, was 22 when she had her affair with Clinton. She was then a White House intern, who was brought into the spotlight once their relationship was made public, which led to a series of high-profile investigation and media scrutiny. Lewinsky has said the experience turned her life “into a living hell” and led to her being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
In a Vanity Fair essay published in February of this year, Lewinsky noted that since the dawn of the #MeToo era, her experience is finally being viewed through a different perspective.
“Until recently (thank you, Harvey Weinstein), historians hadn’t really had the perspective to fully process and acknowledge that year of shame and spectacle,” the anti-bullying advocate wrote, adding that even though what occurred between herself and Clinton wasn’t sexual assault, “We now recognize that it constituted a gross abuse of power.” She further added; “I now see how problematic it was that the two of us even got to a place where there was a question of consent. Instead, the road that led there was littered with inappropriate abuse of authority, station, and privilege.”
In June, Clinton made headlines when he said that he had not apologized directly to Lewinsky. “I apologized to everybody in the world,” he said. “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 contradicted himself on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert stating; “When I saw the interview…they had to distill it and it looked like it said I didn’t apologize and had no intention to. And I was mad at me!” He continued, “Here is what I want to say: It wasn’t my finest hour.”
The new documentary 'Lost Tapes: Clinton Impeachment' features exclusive, never-before-televised recordings made by historian Taylor Branch, Clinton’s interviewer and confidant, who taped the then-president’s thoughts after late-night meetings at the White House. The hour-long episode also includes clips pulled from news broadcasts and interviews of the time, with familiar faces like Matt Lauer, Jeff Sessions, and Bernie Sanders.
'Lost Tapes: Clinton Impeachment' premieres Monday, October 29 at 9 p.m. on the Smithsonian Channel.