Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he respects the way White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders handled being kicked out of a restaurant in Lexington, Va.
“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah asked Clinton about Sanders’ expulsion from the Red Hen over her status as a Trump administration official, and Clinton said Sanders handled the matter with dignity. Sanders, who shares with Clinton the hometown of Hope, Arkansas, left the restaurant peacefully and talked about it after media reports came out.
“I read the article about the lady who owned the restaurant, and I wound up with a lot of respect for the way she debated it,” Clinton said. “But I also had a lot of respect for the way Sarah Huckabee Sanders handled it. I mean, she was very dignified. She didn’t chew them out. She didn’t pitch a fit. She didn’t call them immigrant-loving thugs, or whatever. She just got up and left — and offered to pay.”
“Maybe what I’d like to see, this be the beginning of something where, you know, it would be better if we started talking to each other again,” he added. “Sooner or later people need to quit tearing each other down and go to work.”
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