Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s Real Time, told a story about something former president Bill Clinton did to a girl that has garnered a lot of attention.
Maher relayed the tale last week during a segment of his Club Random podcast.
The Western Journal reported that Maher told Cedric the Entertainer that the pair had been introduced a few times and that Mehar was “invited, I remember, a number of times to a Clinton function when he was out on the West Coast.”
However, Maher said he thought it was “the boringest s***,” and Cedric agreed: “Yeah, like you know, ‘yes, we’ll let you bring the f***ing Kia into our country.’”
Maher recalled how “this is the 90s, when I was a swinging bachelor, so I brought this young lady on a date,” the cable host said, in a move that was consistent with the fact that he has never been married.
He remembers waiting in line with his date for a meet-and-greet with the president, where most people just got a brief opportunity to speak with the president.
“We get up to there, and she stands on one side of Clinton and I’m on the other side of him,” Maher said. “And he spent the next five minutes looking me in the eye and lecturing me … why world trade was important and blah blah blah blah.”
“We get off the line and I said to the girl, ‘Wow! Can you believe that he spent five minutes telling me about trade? Everybody else he talked to for two seconds.’”
“She said: ‘Yeah, he was rubbing my back the whole time.’”
In the 2020 Hulu documentary series Hillary, Clinton’s description of his decision to pursue a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a 24-year-old White House intern less than half his age, was cause for question.
“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,” Clinton said when explaining his reasons for the affair.