Klavan: The Left Hid Clinton Scandals For Years

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The polls have shown since Donald Trump announced his candidacy that women as a whole don't hold him in a high regard. Many on the Left have tried to point to Trump as the true catalyst for the #MeToo movement. Is that fair? Andrew Klavan argues no, and that the women who are mad at Trump should actually direct their anger towards Bill and Hillary Clinton. He explained why on Wednesday's episode of "The Andrew Klavan Show."

After discussing a New York Magazine article written by leftist women who are angry at President Trump, the author of "Another Kingdom" points out that these were the same people defending Bill Clinton during his presidency.

"[T]hese women who are so angry that they’re willing to get rid of due process, that they’re not willing to listen, these women were not brought on by Donald Trump," he said. "This was brought on by thirty years of protecting the Clintons and burying these stories so that Bill Clinton, first, and then Hillary Clinton, didn’t have to be exposed."

He continued: "Bill Clinton was convincingly accused of rape, and now the Left is starting to take these stories seriously. But they suppressed them originally, and they suppressed them right through the last election. If you are angry, ladies, and believe me I’ve heard some of these stories, I understand – you have a right to be angry – it’s not because of Donald Trump, it’s because of the Clintons running the left and suppressing these stories for thirty years."

Klavan noted how the Left tried to attack former President George W. Bush and incoming Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, while continuing to hide the Clinton scandals.

"They were covering this up," he said. "And they covered it up for Hillary again, they covered up her role in allegedly silencing these women, bullying these women into silence, and certainly openly in the press, calling on the press to investigate these women."

Video and transcript below:

Last night I read a piece in New York Magazine about marriages falling apart over politics since Trump was elected. The women in these pieces, especially the left-wing women, were nuts. I know some of these women, by the way, I know women like this. They were nuts! Sometimes they left their husbands, or dissed their husbands, or bullied their husbands because their husbands – it’s not that they didn’t hate Trump – but they didn’t hate him enough, ok?

Let me show you some of their testimony. Here’s one woman who says, “part of what causes fights is that I don’t want to hear his side, and he hates that.” I can’t imagine why he would hate that! “Mostly I tell him he needs to think about this more clearly before he talks to me about it, and then I walk away, I’ve heard his side for 30 years, I’m ready to hear new points of view, change can happen if we keep talking about excusing behavior.” If your wife is talking to you like that, you’re in big trouble. This is not the kind of wrath you want to deal with from the women in your household. This is a horrible way to treat people.

Another woman says the same thing, talking about Brett Kavanaugh. She says, “we had some friends over for dinner, and we had an argument about whether this trial by mob that’s happened in the press is unfair. My friends, a man and a woman, took the position that a man shouldn’t have his reputation ruined because of an allegation. I disagreed, and as the conversation kept going I got upset. Finally, I said that it’s obvious none of them had been sexually assaulted, and I think the statistics bear out that women never get due process when they’ve accused somebody.” The accuser doesn’t get due process, the accused gets due process because he or she is the one with everything on the line. She then says, “cultural change is like a steamroller, it flattens distinctions and some people will get hurt, and I’m ok with that.”

That’s like a rich guy saying, “poverty is painful and if some people get hurt, I’m ok with that.” That’s a woman who’s lost her mind and lost her way. It was interesting, the only couple here that actually worked things out was one couple where the woman supported Trump, and she was willing to let her husband’s leftism go and just be kind about it. He had to be convinced, but ultimately they compromised.

These women, women who are talking nonsense like this, and the women of the #metoo movement such as it’s represented in the press, not the real #metoo movement where women are saying “hey, let’s stop abusing us!” – with which I’m completely in sync. But these women who are so angry that they’re willing to get rid of due process, that they’re not willing to listen, these women were not brought on by Donald Trump. This was brought on by thirty years of protecting the Clintons and burying these stories so that Bill Clinton, first, and then Hillary Clinton, didn’t have to be exposed.

Bill Clinton was convincingly accused of rape, and now the Left is starting to take these stories seriously. But they suppressed them originally, and they suppressed them right through the last election. If you are angry, ladies, and believe me I’ve heard some of these stories, I understand – you have a right to be angry – it’s not because of Donald Trump, it’s because of the Clintons running the Left and suppressing these stories for thirty years.

If I couldn’t be heard for thirty years, if anyone couldn’t be heard for thirty years, you would be angry. Donald Trump, being the boorish guy he is, the billionaire playboy that he is, he is a good target. They tried to target George W. Bush, but they were just covering up for the Clintons. They tried to target Mitt Romney – remember, he was stuffing women in binders? After Clinton was actually chasing women around the room and exposing himself, and allegedly raping them. They were covering this up, and they covered it up for Hillary again, they covered up her role in allegedly silencing these women, bullying these women into silence, and certainly openly in the press, calling on the press to investigate these women. All of that they covered up, and when they got to Trump, they got a real good image of that abusive guy, the guy that puts his hands on you, the guy that looks up your skirt and says nasty things, like “if you’re a celebrity women let you do this and that.”

He’s a good mirror for that, but the image they’re seeing in that mirror is the image of their failure to address this since Bill Clinton was president back in the 90’s. I’m not forgiving Trump for who he is, I’m saying that he operates as a mirror for the failure of the Left to deal with the true, valid complaints of women in the workplace, and women in history.

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