Bill Clinton has 'a lot of respect' for Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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Bill Clinton visited The Daily Show With Trevor Noah where he weighed in on Sarah Huckabee-Sanders being kicked out of a restaurant over politics. Number 42 supported the way the owner discreetly handled the situation, as well as Huckabee-Sanders.

Clinton said, "I also had a lot of respect for the way Sarah Huckabee Sanders handled it." He went on to explain, "She was very dignified. She didn't chew them out. She didn't pitch a fit. She didn't call them immigrant-loving thugs, or whatever. She just got up and left and offered to pay."

Clintons, however, believes the partisan vitriol that is infesting a society right now was caused by the Trump's administration. He said, "A lot of poison has been poured down America's throat since the 2016 campaign, it started by calling Mexicans rapists and murderers." Adding, "It's hard to pour poison down someone's throat and have it not bubble back up."

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While Clinton understands the sentiments behind the recent string of name calling, heckling, and refusal of service, he also believes, "Sooner or later people need to quit tearing each other down and start going to work."

Clinton also owned up to his own mistakes, both while president and most recently when he fumbled an opportunity to be more accountable for his actions with Monica Lewinsky. In light of the millions of victims of sexual assault and injustice, he admitted, "I need not to react to the raw pain of having to relive something that happened 20 years ago."

Clinton ended the interview by saying, "We should think about this #MeToo moment. We can't waste it. We've got to do better."

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11 on Comedy Central.

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