Hillary Discusses Monica Lewinsky Affair — ‘It Was Really Hard,’ ‘It Was Painful’

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In a preview of an interview set to air on CNN later today, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was asked about her husband former President Bill Clinton affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky in the late 1990s. Hillary Clinton described it “hard” and “painful” and explained how she coped with it. “It was really hard,” she said. “It was painful. And I was so supported by my friends. My friends just rallied around. They would come. They would try to make me laugh. They would recommend books to read. We would go for long walks. We would hang out, you know eat bad food. I mean, just the kind of things you do with your friends. And it was something that you just had to get up every day and have to deal with while still carrying on a public set of responsibilities. So it was very, very challenging.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor