Larry Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s Nightly Show and keynote speaker at Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner, says Bill Clinton’s amorous pursuit of Monica Lewinsky was “predatory behavior,” “not right,” and inconsiderate of his own daughter.
Larry Wilmore really likes Bernie Sanders, is OK with Hillary Clinton and finds Donald Trump “interesting” in the coded language of a comedian-journalist of the liberal persuasion attempting to maintain a veneer of nonpartisan neutrality.
But when it comes to William Jefferson Clinton — whom he quarter-jokingly referred to as a “super-predator” on the “Nightly Show” recently — whoa.
“As president of the United States, he decided it was a good thing to fool around with a 22-year-old staffer [Monica Lewinsky] in the White House,” a stone-serious Wilmore, the keynote speaker of this weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner told me during an (otherwise light) interview for POLITICO’s “Off Message” podcast.
“It was predatory behavior, you know,” added Wilmore, who grew up in a Roman Catholic family outside of Los Angeles. “I really supported the Clintons politically, but that really bugged me, that whole Clinton thing. … [I]t [still] does, because it’s not — even though they both said it was consensual, you’re the president of the United States. That’s the workplace. You know, that’s a young girl. Come on, man. You’ve got a young daughter. Come on, you don’t gotta do that. That’s not right.”
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