A day after a heated exchange with Black Lives Matter protesters, former President Bill Clinton said he “almost” wanted to apologize for the sparring that seemed to defend his wife’s 1996 “super-predator” comments and the 1994 Crime Bill that aided in the hyper-incarceration of Black youth.
While campaigning for wife and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Friday, Clinton issued the near apology.
“We see all these rallies interrupted by people that are angry. Now I like and believe in protests. I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t ’cause I engaged in some when I was a kid but I never thought I should drown anyone else out,” Clinton said at a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, referencing the 15-minute exchange he had with protesters in Philadelphia on Thursday.
“And I confess maybe it’s just a sign of old age, but it bothers me now when that happens. So I did something yesterday in Philadelphia. I almost want to apologize for it, but I want to use it as an example of the danger threatening our country.”
“I know those young people yesterday were just trying to get good television, and they did, but that doesn’t mean I was most effective in answering it,” Clinton said.
Clinton is referring to his response to the protesters, who interrupted the campaign speech by yelling that Black youth are not “super-predators.”
“You are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter,” he said as a retort.
But it seems Clinton missed the memo. Although he admitted to vigorously defending his wife, “as [he] is wont to do,” the presidential candidate has already apologized for the decades-old remark, made during a speech about young people committing violent crimes.
It’s about time her husband follow suit.
SOURCE: NBC | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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A Fashionable Timeline Of Hillary Clinton's Awesome Pantsuits (PHOTOS)
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1. Sept. 1996: Hillary always kept it classy in the White House.
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2. Sept. 1996: Back in the day, the potential presidential nominee was rocking the cutest skirt sets.
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3. April 1999: Even former French prime minister Jaques Chirac loved Hillary and her bright numbers.
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4. June 2000: Hillary rang in the summer with a traditional pantsuit in New York.
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5. Nov. 2000: Hillary and daughter Chelsea arrive in Vietnam in mother/daughter pantsuits.
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6. Oct. 2000: Hillary raised the flare (and her collar) at the 2001 Vogue Awards.
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7. August 2003: Hillary cracks a few jokes about her pantsuits during a visit to The Jay Leno Show.
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8. March 2004: Hillary showed off her pastel look during the More Alpha Woman Awards.
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9. June 2004: Hillary's lighter looks were always welcoming, but the lace embroidered pattern was a standout during an appearance with Bill Clinton in New York.
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10. June 2005: Hillary made the switch to bold and brighter pantsuits in 2005.
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11. 2006: Even her Madame Tussaud wax figure rocked an awesome pantsuit!
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12. January 2007: Hillary switched up her pantsuits during her campaign run for President.
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13. June 2008: Hillary conceded her campaign for president in style.
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14. May 2009: Blue is definitely Hillary's color!
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15. June 2010: Hillary brought back her pastel look for old time's sake.
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16. July 2011: Hillary switched up her look with this patterned blazer look.
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17. August 2011: "The thing about pantsuits is..."
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18. February 2012: Hillary & Amy Poehler hang out and bond..over pantsuits, of course.
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19. November 2012: Hillary knows what colors work for her. This orange number is it!
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20. October 2012: Hillary knows how to rock a blazer.
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21. During her appearance at the Human Rights Campaign in 2012, Hillary keeps it traditional in this classic pantsuit.
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22. June 2013: Hillary kept it classy at the CDFA ceremony.
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23. May 2013: Hillary's pantsuits have really evolved through the years, are we right?
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24. April 2014: We can't wait to see more of her stylish pantsuits in the future.
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