The famous affair that almost ruined President Bill Clinton’s political career and followed Hillary Clinton throughout the rest of her life was apparently just the way that Bill Clinton managed his anxiety, according to a new interview just released.
Clearly, this former President has never heard of things like therapy, meditation, or Xanax.
New Documentary Is Shockingly Candid
Hulu is releasing the documentary “Hillary” in four parts, and the third episode is apparently all about Bill’s affair nearly 25 years ago that almost sunk his whole administration.
This affair has not just haunted Bill’s career, but Hillary’s as well. Hillary hasn’t been able to do much without someone reminding her that she was married to a man who cheated with a 22-year-old, and President Trump mocked her in their 2016 presidential campaigns that went head to head, calling her an “enabler” for a serial cheater.
Many people think that if Bill hadn’t cheated, Hillary Clinton would have won the election so many years later.
Did Bill Really Use That Excuse?
This isn’t a clickbait headline, folks – excerpts of the documentary, which just released today, show Bill justifying his cheating because of his anxiety in the White House. He compared being president to a boxer “staggering” around after being in a 30-round prize fight.
“And here’s something that’ll take your mind off of it for a while,” He justified his two-year affair. “Everybody’s life has pressures and disappointments, terrors, fears of whatever … things I did to manage my anxieties for years.”
The episode features Bill’s testimony during his impeachment process, as well as the abuse that Hillary herself faced during her political career because of Bill’s actions. He also shares just how long he lied to his wife about the affair.
“I was just waking up … I was having a hard time processing and I said, ‘What are you talking about?’” Bill told her that despite what the media said, “There’s nothing to it. It’s not true. I may have been too nice to her, I have paid her too much attention … but there was nothing.”
Bill Eventually Fessed Up, to The Country and to Hillary
Hillary was apparently furious that Bill not just lied to her, but allowed her to believe that there was a right-wing conspiracy behind the ordeal. Even 25 years later, Hillary has trouble discussing just how she was feeling when Bill told her the honest truth.
“I was so, you know, personally hurt, it just… anyways it was… horrible.” She got emotional during the interview just thinking about it.
Hillary refused to be the person to break the news to their daughter Chelsea, and she forced Bill to tell her the truth, too.
Bill offers a small, awkward apology to Monica Lewinsky in the documentary as well. “I feel terrible about the fact that Monica Lewinsky’s life was defined by it, unfairly I think, over the years I’ve watched her try and get a normal life again.”
Lewinsky has spoken out about the affair recently and has come to realize that it was a gross abuse of power. There was a 27-year age gap between the two, and needless to say, Clinton was her superior. Lewinsky herself did not participate in the documentary, which can be seen in full on Hulu now.
Hillary said that the affair led to many long, painful discussions between the couple. Bill also says that he is a “completely different” person than he was back then.