In an interview with Jake Tapper on This Week, Bill Clinton responded to Rush Limbaugh's assertion that Clinton had "set the stage for violence in this country." (Limbaugh was attacking Clinton's claim that the furious rhetoric of today resembled the "white hot" discourse prior to the Oklahoma City bombing.) Clinton's response:
Doesn't make any sense. The only point I tried to make was that we ought to have a lot of political dissent -- a lot of political argument. Nobody is right all the time. But we also have to take responsibility for the possible consequences of what we say.
And we shouldn't demonize the government or its public employees or its elected officials. We can disagree with them. ... We ought to remember after Oklahoma City, we learned something about the difference in disagreement and demonization.
Clinton also discussed global philanthropy and said he's too old to be considered for the Supreme Court. Clips of both below:
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