Bill Clinton Told He's the Most Famous Example of Sexual Misbehavior by Colbert in Another Awkward Interview

Former President Bill Clinton's awkward TV appearances appear to be mounting, with the politician quizzed by Stephen Colbert over his defensiveness during a Today interview about Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement.

In what was described as a do-over, Colbert gave Clinton the opportunity to address the issue once again, although he didn't shy away from telling the former leader exactly why he thought people believed his previous comments were "tone deaf."

Colbert also told Clinton on The Late Show that he was "the most famous example of a powerful man sexually misbehaving in the workplace of my lifetime."

"If I could, I would think some of the reason why people saw that interview and thought that it was tone deaf or whatever word they wanted to use is that you seemed surprised that that question would come up, that somehow that this had all been adjudicated in the past and there's no reason to talk about it again," Colbert said.

Former President Bill Clinton has been asked about the #MeToo movement. Reuters

"Where it seems like the spirit of the #MeToo movement is that it doesn't matter how long ago it happened. Examples of men who were not held accountable for their behavior, especially men in power with younger women or people who worked for them, is worthy of being readjudicated or adjudicated for the first time, no matter how long ago it happened," he added.

"It seemed tone deaf to me because you seemed offended to be asked about this thing when, in all due respect, sir, your behavior was the most famous example of a powerful man sexually misbehaving in the workplace of my lifetime. And so it doesn't seem surprising that the question was asked."

Clinton told Colbert he did not object to being asked such questions, striking a different tone from the interview he gave with NBC's Craig Melvin that aired on Monday morning.

Claiming the facts had been "distorted" in the wake of accusations made against President Donald Trump, Clinton said he had done the right thing at the time.

"A lot of the facts have been conveniently omitted to make the story work, I think partly because they are frustrated that they got all these serious allegations against the current occupant of the Oval Office, and his voters don't seem to care," Clinton said. "I think I did the right thing. I defended the Constitution."

Explaining his frustration to Colbert on Tuesday, Clinton said he had simply been annoyed that it was suggested he did not apologize to Lewinsky when he did.

"People need to know I apologized. I meant it then. I mean it now. I've lived with the consequences. And I still support #MeToo," Clinton said. "And I think we all need to keep trying to be doing better. And I...I would never dispute that."