GOP Mocks Bill Clinton For Lecturing Trump on Oval Office Conduct: Irony ‘Should Not Be Lost on Anyone’

MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 18: In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton addresses the virtual convention on August 18, 2020. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due …
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Former President Bill Clinton, whose presidency was engulfed by an extramarital affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, lectured President Trump for bringing “chaos” into the Oval Office during his Tuesday evening address at the Democratic National Convention, drawing a swift reaction from members of the GOP, who could not help but note the irony.

Clinton kicked off his address by criticizing Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, assessing that the Wuhan virus “hit us much harder than it had to” before slamming the president’s Oval Office conduct.

“At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it’s a storm center,” Clinton said. “There’s only chaos.”

“Just one thing never changes: his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. The buck never stops there. Now, you have to decide whether to renew his contract or hire someone else,” he continued.

“If you want a president who defies the job, is spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he’s your man. Denying, distracting, and demeaning works great if you’re trying to entertain or inflame,” the former president added. “But in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards.”

Many Republicans could not help but note the irony of Clinton criticizing Trump over proper Oval Office conduct, given his past:

“The irony of Bill Clinton talking about the sanctity of the Oval Office should not be lost on anyone!” Donald Trump Jr. remarked:

“With a straight face, Bill Clinton just tried to tell us ‘how’ the Oval Office should be used,” Trump campaign national press secretary Hogan Gidley said. “The absolute LAST person in the known universe I’d listen to about ‘how’ the Oval Office should be used…is Bill Clinton”:

“The second night of the Convention was the parade of hypocrites. Sally Yates is concerned about politisizing [sic] DOJ? Bill Clinton wants to cleanse the Oval Office?” Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said, wondering how Democrats will “top that” on Wednesday:

“Excuse me but @BillClinton should not be lecturing anyone about chaos in the Oval Office,” former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said:

The digs continued:

Clinton has since said that he engaged in the affair to help “manage my anxieties for years.”

“We all bring our baggage to life, and sometimes we do things we shouldn’t do,” Clinton said as part of the four-part Hulu series Hillary.

“It was awful what I did,” he added of the affair, which he denied under oath, leading to an impeachment trial. The Senate acquitted him in February 1999.

His wife, Hillary Clinton, has continued to stand by her husband throughout the years and denied that the scandal was an abuse of power.

Bill Clinton’s convention speech came just weeks after court documents alleged his appearance on the late Jeffrey Epstein’s “pedophile island.” Clinton has denied ever visiting the island, where Epstein is believed to have trafficked underage girls. However, the denial has done little to halt speculation on the tenets of his relationship with the sex offender.

Epstein was said to have owned a bizarre photo of Clinton wearing a blue dress and red heels, displayed inside his home, as revealed last year:

On Tuesday, photos surfaced of the ex-president receiving a massage from one of Epstein’s accusers, Chauntae Davies:

The photos were taken in 2002, as a group — including Clinton and Epstein — traveled aboard the Lolita Express for what they claim was a humanitarian trip to Africa.

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