There were some questions about whether or not it was a good idea to have Bill Clinton speak at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, after some photographs surfaced from 2002 of him getting a neck massage from former Jeffrey Epstein victim Chauntae Davies.
However, the Democrats have never met a bad idea they didn’t love.
It all made for some interesting television moments.
Notably, in Clinton’s speech, he heavily criticized President Donald Trump’s use of the Oval Office.
Clinton: “At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it is a storm center, there’s only chaos.”
Fox News has the story on Clinton's criticism of President Trump:
Former President Bill Clinton took aim at President Trump in pointed terms on Tuesday, in his brief address at the Democratic National Convention.
Pointing to Trump, the former president argued that “if you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he’s your man. Denying, distracting, and demeaning works great if you’re trying to entertain and inflame. But in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards.”
And criticizing the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Clinton spotlighted that the U.S. has “just 4 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s COVID cases. Donald Trump says we’re leading the world. Well, we are the only major industrial economy to have its unemployment rate triple.”
“At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it’s a storm center. There’s only chaos. Just one thing never changes—his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. The buck never stops there,” the former president said.
Clinton painted a contrast between Trump and the leadership style of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“Our party is united in offering you a very different choice: a go-to-work president. A down-to-earth, get-the-job-done guy. A man with a mission: to take responsibility, not shift the blame; concentrate, not distract; unite, not divide,” Clinton said. “Our choice is Joe Biden.”
And spotlighting what’s at stake in the presidential election, Clinton stressed that “you know what Donald Trump will do with four more years: blame, bully, and belittle. And you know what Joe Biden will do: build back better.”
Many are pointing out the hypocrisy of Clinton's words.
Even Trump critics aren't buying this one.
It was such an assanine thing for Clinton to say that even Stephen Colbert is calling him out!
That's right, liberal 'hack' comedian Stephen Colbert called out this B.S.
Newsweek has more on Colbert's comments:
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert mocked Bill Clinton on Tuesday night after the former commander-in-chief criticized President Donald Trump's behavior in the Oval Office.
In a nod to the scandal over Clinton's affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Colbert said he didn't think the former president could "lecture anyone" on what should happen in the Oval Office.
The comedian rebuked Clinton shortly after the ex-commander-in-chief lashed out at Trump and backed Biden during a speech on the second day of the Democratic National Convention.
"Donald Trump says we're leading the world, well we are the only major industrial country to have its unemployment rate triple," Clinton said. "At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center, instead it's a storm center. It's only chaos."
He also condemned the president for "spending hours a day watching TV" and "zapping people on social media" amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Responding to the speech on the Late Show last night, Colbert said: "Alright, that's true, that's a good point. But, I don't think Bill Clinton gets to lecture anyone on what should happen in the Oval Office. Those in glass houses should not be allowed near the interns."
Earlier in the program, the comedian also joked about Clinton's connection to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his associate Ghislaine Maxwell.
Over a picture of Clinton looking stunned, Colbert said: "Bill Clinton, seen here finding out Ghislaine Maxwell was just arrested."
Newsweek has contacted a representative of former President Clinton for comment. This article will be updated with any response.
Paula Jones, who sued Clinton for sexual harassment, gave her two cents.
The Democratic National Convention was a train wreck for sure, and Clinton was a big part of it.
We don't want to let that get in the way of sending the former president some birthday cheer though.
Happy Birthday Bill!