"The View" reacts to Clinton's answers to questions about Monica Lewinsky, questions they all agree he should have been prepared for.
The women were debating Bill's heated "Today" show interview, where he said he didn't owe Lewinsky an apology, and suffered significant backlash as a result. He clarified his remarks on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Tuesday night, saying, "It was very painful thing that happened 20 years ago, I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family, to the American people. I meant it then, I meant it now. I've had to live with the consequences every day since. And I still believe this #MeToo movement is long overdue, necessary, and should be supported."
Sara Haines first took issue with Clinton's frustration with NBC's Craig Melvin, chiding the former president for "not completely understanding the time we are in." While Whoopi Goldberg said she thought he was frustrated because he was there to promote a book, Haines countered, "In this specific time of #MeToo, he should never leave the house without knowing that question's going to come up."
That's when Meghan McCain went in. "Why do they always get a pass? This is the part I don't understand. You should expect this question in the era of #MeToo. You are a notorious philanderer. Like, I'm supposed to feel sorry for you when you leave the White House?" she said. "The Clintons are continuing to get a pass in the media and it's very obvious that the man who once was the great orator, that man is long gone."
She added, "He totally screwed up that interview, he had to apologize again on Stephen Colbert and it is a different era. You have to get away from the Clintons if the Democrats want any future whatsoever."
Joy Behar took the time to compare the scandal with some of the recent allegations against Donald Trump. "I remember when the Lewinsky scandal occurred and when we heard what had gone down -- pardon my expression -- in the Oval Office, when we herd about what happened there, it was the most shocking thing we had ever heard," she said. "I believe that set the bar very low, so when we hear that Trump is grabbing women, doing this and he's got porn stars and what have you, everyone's like, we've heard this before."
When Whoopi then pointed out how Hillary Clinton has been "dragged through the dirt" over her husband's affair, McCain accused Hillary of being "complicit." Goldberg shot back, "You don't know that, you weren't in their bedroom!"
Goldberg then brought up how Trump orchestrated a press conference with Bill's sexual misconduct accusers ahead of one of his debates with Hillary. "That's the woman that I feel the worst for," she added, "the person that gets dragged up every time is her."
"We can all agree Monica and Hillary were hit hard, both of them," said Haines. McCain said she feels "much worse" for Lewinsky than Hillary, because "she can't get the job she wants, she's not married, she's 44, forever she's known as the woman who went down in the White House."
They ended the discussion with Whoopi saying she hoped Bill has learned to adapt to "the new world."