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Hillary Clinton Tells Howard Stern She's Not Lesbian: 'I Actually Like Men'

Hillary Clinton attends an international conference focusing on gender equality at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Friday, March 8, 2019. (Berit Roald/NTB scanpix via AP)

Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is answering all the questions Americans never asked about her. While discussing her love life with Howard Stern on Wednesday, Clinton casually brought up that she is not a lesbian, as if Americans always wondered about her.

“Contrary to what you may hear, I actually like men,” she said.

“You’ve never had a lesbian affair?” Stern asked.

“Never, never, never — never even been tempted,” Clinton clarified.

“But that’s the thing, if you have strong relationships with women — friendships…” co-host Robin Quivers started. “Guys can pal around all they want, and that doesn’t cause suspicion, but when women do it, all of a sudden there might be something to look at.”

“Everything we do can cause suspicion, apparently,” the former secretary of State quipped.

As a man, I’d beg to differ with Quivers’ claim. When men spend a great deal of time together and show signs of affection, that tends to draw far more suspicion of homosexuality than it does for women. But I digress.

Clinton has pushed herself back into the spotlight, teasing a run for president and trying to influence the Democratic Party. Gone are the days when defeated presidential candidates would step out of the limelight.

Hillary spent her time on the Howard Stern show bashing Trump, agreeing that she should have won because she took the popular vote (by less than a majority), and attacking Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for his pivot toward Trump. Yet she did advocate civility at one point in the interview, celebrating Ellen Degeneres’s friendship with George W. Bush. “We need more of that … civility, decorum,” she said.

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