Bill Clinton called wife Hillary Clinton a "f—ing b—-" just hours before he was inaugurated President of the United States, according to Clinton ally David Brock.
Bill and Hillary Clinton traded vulgar remarks with each other on the morning of Jan. 20, 1993, with Bill calling his wife a "f—ing b—-" and Hillary responding that her husband was a "stupid motherf—er."
The "b—-" insult used by Bill Clinton has now been adopted by supporters of Republican Donald Trump, according to a Washington Post piece detailing how rally attendees are often seen wearing buttons that say "Life’s a b—-, don’t vote for one" or shirts that say "Trump that b—-!"
Brock’s investigative biography of Hillary Clinton, The Seduction of Hillary Rodham, recounts the circumstances that the vulgar insult was tossed. Brock wrote that it was indicative of the "marital discord" that existed between Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Here is the excerpt from Brock’s book:
Even on Inauguration Day, perhaps the most memorable and important day of her life, the moment was severely strained, if not spoiled, by an ingrained pattern of marital discord that was always on the verge of public exposure. That morning, there was an embarrassing delay at Blair House, where the Clintons were staying. The Clintons kept the Bushes waiting at the White House for twenty-seven minutes before arriving for coffee and then rushing off for the constitutionally mandated noon swearing in on the steps of the Capitol. "In the morning, at Blair House across the street from the White House, the TV cameras captured Clinton on the front stairs, looking impatient, apparently waiting for his wife Hillary. He stopped, looked up toward the door and said some word the microphones didn’t catch. After he yelled again, she came scurrying down, rushing past him," USA Today reported. The Newspaper headlined the piece: "Many a ‘wow,’ and hugs all around."
But it wasn’t exactly all hugs at Blair House, according to a park police officer who was standing in close proximity to the Clintons that morning, witnessed the scene, and overheard Bill as he came out of Blair House, saying "That f—ing b—–!" When Hillary came charging out after him, she was saying "You stupid mother—er!"
The incident is not mentioned in the Washington Post report on the use of the word "b—-" in reference to Hillary Clinton. It is also absent from a follow-up report from Brock’s own Media Matters that lists others who have uttered the "sexist attack."
Though Brock has transitioned from reporting on Hillary Clinton to becoming one of her staunchest defenders, he stood by his reporting in The Seduction of Hillary Rodham.
In Blinded by the Right, Brock's 2002 book detailing his move away from investigating the political left, he wrote that he "could not falsify or toss aside my book."
"After almost two years of researching and writing, retracing every step of Hillary's life, doing more than one hundred interviews, and collecting virtually every piece of paper that had Hillary's name on it going back twenty years, I had something balanced to say about Hillary," wrote Brock.
"In the end, I could not falsify or toss aside my book," he wrote. "I knew the book would please no one but myself and, for once, that was enough."