Anthony Bourdain railed against Bill and Hillary Clinton in a newly published interview conducted months before his death, calling the former's behavior toward women "monstrous" and the latter's discrediting of his accusers disqualifying for higher office.
Bourdain, a chef, writer and travel show host, spoke with culture writer Maria Bustillosin February for her new outlet Popula. A supporter of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, Bourdain condemned the former president as "gropey," "grabby" and "disgusting," while calling him a charming man in person.
"Bill Clinton, look, the bimbo eruptions—it was f—king monstrous," Bourdain said. "That would not have flown today. A piece of s—t. Entitled, rapey, gropey, grabby, disgusting, and the way that he—and she—destroyed these women and the way that everyone went along, and, and are blind to this! Screamingly apparent hypocrisy and venality. How you can on the one hand howl at the moon about all these other predators. And not at least look back. OK, let’s say, well, it was all consensual: powerful men, starstruck women, okay fine, let’s accept it at its most charitable interpretation. Fine. He is a very charming man, I met him, he’s f—king magnetic."
"Wow, yeah. I’ve never seen anything like him," Bustillos said.