Bill Clinton says cancel culture was started by Republicans before it was adopted by liberals

In a new interview, former President Bill Clinton says cancel culture was started by Republicans before it was adopted by liberals.

Clinton appeared on British morning show Lorraine on Wednesday and discussed life after the White House and his latest novel The President’s Daughter with best-selling author James Patterson.    

In the wide-ranging interview Clinton discussed cancel culture, which he says was actually started by Republicans who tried to cancel anyone who was not of the same mindset before it was embraced by liberals. 

‘The first canceling I ever went through throughout my life was the canceling that people on the right tried to do to people who weren’t,’ Clinton said.

Bill Clinton appeared on ITV's Lorraine today with author James Patterson discussed cancel culture, which he says was started by Republicans who tried to cancel anyone who was not of the same mindset

Bill Clinton appeared on ITV's Lorraine today with author James Patterson discussed cancel culture, which he says was started by Republicans who tried to cancel anyone who was not of the same mindset

Bill Clinton appeared on ITV’s Lorraine today with author James Patterson discussed cancel culture, which he says was started by Republicans who tried to cancel anyone who was not of the same mindset

Clinton did not specify when Republicans tried to cancel him but the former president was impeached by a Republican-controlled House in 1998 following his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky

Clinton did not specify when Republicans tried to cancel him but the former president was impeached by a Republican-controlled House in 1998 following his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky

Clinton did not specify when Republicans tried to cancel him but the former president was impeached by a Republican-controlled House in 1998 following his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky

The former president added that with time cancel culture shifted to liberals canceling people on the right.

Clinton said he believes that criticism, which he is more open to listening to, works better than canceling those you oppose.

‘Then it became tempting when the demographics changed just to go the other way, but I think if you listen to our book, criticism works better than canceling because I always listen to my critics.’   

Clinton did not specify when Republicans tried to cancel him but the former president was impeached by a Republican-controlled House in 1998 following his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. 

The highly publicized sex scandal between then 49-year-old Clinton and the 22-year-old White House intern dominated headlines in 1998. 

The sexual relationship between the two lasted between 1995 and 1997.

After an inquiry between October and December 1998, President Clinton was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 19, 1998; the articles of impeachment charged him with perjury and obstruction of justice.

'The first canceling I ever went through throughout my life was the canceling that people on the right tried to do to people who weren't,' Clinton said

'The first canceling I ever went through throughout my life was the canceling that people on the right tried to do to people who weren't,' Clinton said

‘The first canceling I ever went through throughout my life was the canceling that people on the right tried to do to people who weren’t,’ Clinton said

Clinton also added he pays attention to his critics, including his wife Hillary. 'I always pay attention to her criticism it's how I survived the last 45 years,' Clinton joked.

Clinton also added he pays attention to his critics, including his wife Hillary. 'I always pay attention to her criticism it's how I survived the last 45 years,' Clinton joked.

 Clinton also added he pays attention to his critics, including his wife Hillary. ‘I always pay attention to her criticism it’s how I survived the last 45 years,’ Clinton joked.

Over the past few years many right-wing conservatives have developed the view that ‘cancel culture’ is a form of harassment intended to silence anyone who goes against what is considered ‘woke politics,’ Vox reported. 

‘Cancel culture’ has recently become a social-media trend that places celebrities, companies and media alike under a microscope of political correctness, the New York Post reported. 

Many have criticized the movement, claiming it is too rigid and does not allow for meaningful engagement.  

In his interview Clinton also revealed that when he left office he had ‘more nightmares on what could happen’ to his country but said it’s ‘foolish wishing you can do something you can’t do anymore.’ 

‘After I left office, when I had more free time, I had more nightmares thinking about what else could go wrong with our country,’ explained Bill Clinton. ‘I occasionally have them now but not so much as before.’ 

‘By and large, I’ve been really happy. I think it’s a foolish thing to spend a day wishing you could do something you can’t do any more. I made a promise to myself when I was president, I wouldn’t do that. It’s been an eventual 20 years since I left office, I’ve been very fortunate because under President Bush and President Obama, I’ve been given a lot of chances to help.

He continued: ‘I’m happy for President Biden because I think he’s fortunate to be serving at a time when the challenges meet his skill set.’

Clinton also added he pays attention to his critics, including his wife Hillary. 

‘I always pay attention to her criticism it’s how I survived the last 45 years,’ Clinton joked.  

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