Hillary Clinton Blasts Melania Trump: 'She Should Look Closer to Home'


Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested current first lady Melania Trump “should look closer to home” regarding her cyberbullying campaign.

Appearing on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on March 5, Clinton was asked, “What do you honestly think of first lady Melania Trump’s cyberbullying initiative?”

“I think she should look closer to home,” Clinton replied, in an obvious dig at her former 2016 presidential campaign rival President Donald Trump’s penchant for tweeting.

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According to the official White House website, “Mrs. Trump believes that children should be both seen and heard, and it is our responsibility as adults to educate and reinforce to them that when they are using their voices — whether verbally or online — they must choose their words wisely and speak with respect and compassion.”

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Clinton’s appearance on Bravo came in advance of the release of a four-part documentary series about her life titled “Hillary,” which premiered March 6 on Hulu.

In the docu-series, former President Bill Clinton reportedly addresses his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s, saying it was a stress reliever for him.

“You feel like you’re staggering around, you’ve been in a 15-round prize fight that was extended to 30 rounds and here’s something that will take your mind off it for a while, that’s what happens,” he said.

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“Because there, whatever life — not just me. Everybody’s life has pressures and disappointments, terrors, fears of whatever,” Clinton added. “Things I did to manage my anxieties for years. I’m a different, totally different person than I was, a lot of that stuff 20 years ago.”

Lewinsky was 22 years old when the affair began.

At the time, she said the relationship was consensual, but looking back she has said more recently that she believes Clinton abused his power.

In a February 2018 Vanity Fair piece, Lewinsky wrote, “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.”

“He was my boss,” she added. “He was the most powerful man on the planet. He was 27 years my senior, with enough life experience to know better. He was, at the time, at the pinnacle of his career, while I was in my first job out of college.”

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Clinton said he feels remorse over the affair.

“Maybe it’s just getting older but I hope it was also going through a lot of this. But whatever, what I did was bad but it wasn’t like — how can I think about the most stupid thing I could and do it.

“It’s not a defense, it’s an explanation. I feel awful,” he said.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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