On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of Donald Trump making an issue of Hillary Clinton being an "enabler" of her husband, Bill Clinton, abusing women, host Don Lemon seemed unaware of the kinds of accusations made by women like Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey that Hillary Clinton had taken part in efforts to intimidate them into silence about sexual assaults.
At one point, Lemon cluelessly commented: "This is the first time that I think that I've heard of in any situation ... where the woman who was cheated on is now being accused of doing something wrong. Usually, women stand behind a woman who was cheated on rather than saying, 'Well, she enabled.' If someone cheated on me, I'm not going to say nice things about the person they cheated on with."
Earlier in the discussion, after conservative CNN political commentator Kayleigh McEnany recalled sexual assault accusations against Bill Clinton, Lemon began complaining about his experiences hearing about the scandals of the 1990s:
I think you're right. All victims of sexual abuse -- or at least accusers or what have you -- should have a voice. But these women had their voice in the '90s. As I said, I remember sitting there -- I was old enough -- with my parents, with my family going, "How much longer do we have to listen to this? We've heard from these women. We feel awful for them. They should have their day, but they have had their day," have they not, Matt?
After the Daily Caller's Matt Lewis made the point that many voters are not old enough to remember the 1990s, the CNN host conceded: "That is fair. You should remind them."
Lewis added: "And the accusation is that it's hypocrisy for Hillary to attack Donald Trump for what he said about women when she, according to Donald Trump, enabling Bill Clinton and going after and engaging in character assassination against victims."
Then former Hillary Clinton associate Patti Solis Doyle jumped in to defend her former boss by asserting: "Can I just say, I was there in the '90s with Hillary Clinton. She was the one that was lied to. She was the one who was betrayed. To say, to imply that she enabled her husband's behavior is just wrong, flat and simple wrong."
Lemon then made his comment seeming unaware of the accusations of deep involvement by Hillary Clinton in intimidating women to keep them from harming her and her husband politically both in the 1992 presidential campaign and later. Lemon:
This is the first time that I think that I've heard of in any situation -- and correct me if I'm wrong -- where the woman who was cheated on is now being accused of doing something wrong. Usually, women stand behind a woman who was cheated on rather than saying, "Well, she enabled." If someone cheated on me, I'm not going to say nice things about the person they cheated on with.