Bill Clinton Apologizes for Not Apologizing… sort of

As someone who has watched Clinton weasel about his abhorrent behavior toward women for my entire adult life, it is odd, and somewhat refreshing, to see him get a little criticism.

Bill Clinton is walking back his heated statements about his affair with former intern Monica Lewinsky.

The former president said he did not owe Lewinsky an apology in a tense interview with NBC’s Craig Melvin, which aired on Today Monday morning.

“I do not,” Clinton responded when Melvin asked if Lewinsky was owed an apology over their sexual relationship, which resulted in his 1998 impeachment. “I’ve never talked to her. But I did say, publicly, on more than one occasion, that I was sorry.”

Clinton’s remarks sparked a huge backlash, with Donald Trump Jr. mocking him on Twitter for “claiming victim-hood from his actions against women” — a reaction that was swiftly rejected as hypocritical by critics citing President Trump‘s rumored affairs and allegations of sexual misconduct.