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Ireland’s PM apologises for Clinton intern gaffe in Washington

The Prime Minister of Ireland has apologized for making a comment that referred to Bill Clinton’s affair and Monica Lewinsky’s speech in Washington.

Leo Varadkar addressed the Washington Ireland Programme. He was talking about his experiences as an intern at the American capital during the presidency Bill Clinton.

Two years had passed since the scandal involving the president and White House intern shocked the world. This eventually led to his impeachment trial.

Today, the Irish leader joked that he was in Washington at a time when some parents might have been concerned about what would happen to interns there.


Although the comment was met with laughter, it was quickly deemed embarrassing, particularly as the Clintons will be visiting Ireland next month to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Later, a spokesperson for Mr Varadkar issued an apology to the traveling press pack.

“At today’s Washington Ireland Program event, the Taoiseach was recalling his time as an intern in Washington DC 23 years ago.

More information about Bill Clinton

“He made an off-the-cuff, ill-judged remark that he regrets. He apologizes for any offense caused to anyone.

Just hours before Mr Varadkar’s comments, he had met Hilary Clinton at another event in Washington.


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