Monica Lewinsky, the political world’s most famous intern, took a shot at the ‘I have a joke’ social media trend and delivered a knockout blow.
The competition was initiated by Nell Scovell, creator of the TV series ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch,’ when she tweeted, “I have a Charles Manson joke and it kills.”
‘I have a joke’ was swiftly trending afterward.
To which Lewinsky offered up her own version.
“I have an intern joke and it … nevermind,” she wrote, at least leaving the final word to the imagination, though it’s hardly difficult to figure out where she was going.
i have an intern joke and it… nevermind. https://t.co/SCHRGYVIJV
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) July 24, 2020
What Does She Mean?
If you’re too young to remember, Lewinsky had a politically earth-shattering affair with former President Bill Clinton in the ’90s, a relationship which would lead to his impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice.
Clinton’s wife, Hillary, has staunchly defended her husband, insisting he never should have stepped down amidst the scandal, an act which ultimately brought us to today, when no scandal in politics is truly shocking any longer.
“Absolutely not,” the former First Lady insisted when asked if he should have resigned.
She said this less than two years ago when the #MeToo movement was in full swing.
“It wasn’t an abuse of power?” a reporter asked, to which she replied: “No. No.”
The affair between Mr. Clinton and Ms. Lewinsky is widely seen as an abuse of power, due to the position held by each and the age differences. Clinton was 49 at the time, Lewinsky just 22.
The former President was also accused of multiple infidelities, sexual assaults, and even rape by Juanita Broaddrick, a former nursing home owner.
Clinton has said the ‘gutsiest’ thing she’d ever done in her personal life was to stay married to Clinton, despite these numerous affairs and accusations.
Asked the gutsiest thing she’s ever done, Hillary Clinton tells @GMA, “Personally, make the decision to stay in my marriage.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 1, 2019
Not Monica’s First Joke
This isn’t the first time Monica has joked about her famous affair.
Last summer, Vice President Mike Pence suggested Americans need to spend more time praying than on the internet, though his advice was truncated by the Washington Times.
They tweeted: “Mike Pence: ‘Spend more time on your knees than on the internet.'”
Freelance journalist Lauren Duca offered a snarky response to the Times tweet of the column: “OK, who’s gonna tell him?”
That’s when Monica chimed in …
def not me.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) August 7, 2019
This last joke, however, according to actress Mia Farrow, deserves props.
“Monica wins the internet,” she wrote.
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