Affair with Lewinsky was my way to manage anxieties of Presidency: Clinton

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Former US President Bill Clinton has claimed that he had sex with Monica Lewinsky ‘to ease pressures of Presidency’
Clinton makes the revelation candidly about his infidelity in a new documentary about his wife, Hillary Clinton, mirror.co.uk reported.

Discussing his affair with the then 22 year old Lewinsky, Bill Clinton said it came at a great moment of stress in his life

Bill Clinton has told how his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky was his way to “manage my anxieties”.

Discussing his affair with Lewinsky, he said it came at a great moment of stress in his life.

“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,” he said.

“Because there, whatever life – not just me. Everybody’s life has pressures and disappointments, terrors, fears of whatever.
Things I did to manage my anxieties for years. I’m a different, totally different person than I was, a lot of that stuff 20 years ago.”

Discussing his former mistress, Clinton, 73, added: “I feel terrible about the fact that Monica Lewinsky’s life was defined by it, unfairly I think.
“Over the years, I’ve watched her trying to get a normal life back again, but you’ve got to decide how to define normal.”

On the Hulu documentary called ‘Hillary’, Clinton talks about the moment he confessed to his wife.

“I went and sat on the bed and talked to her. I told her exactly what happened, when it happened. I said I feel terrible about it,” he recalled.

“She said you have to tell your daughter. She said that’s worse than me. So I did that, which was awful.”

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