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Kenneth Starr Calls Bill Clinton a 'Gifted Politician'

Kenneth Starr Calls Bill Clinton a 'Gifted Politician'
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By    |   Tuesday, 24 May 2016 07:54 PM

The man who spent countless hours trying to bring down former President Bill Clinton now has nothing but praise for him.

Kenneth Starr led the Whitewater independent counsel and helped show that Clinton lied under oath, which resulted in Clinton being impeached. Now serving as the president and chancellor of Baylor University, Starr said recently Clinton is a "gifted politician."

Clinton is "the most gifted politician of the baby boomer generation," Starr said last week during a panel discussion in Philadelphia, reports The New York Times.

"His genuine empathy for human beings is absolutely clear. It is powerful, it is palpable and the folks of Arkansas really understood that about him — that he genuinely cared. The 'I feel your pain' is absolutely genuine."

Starr also said Clinton, who served two terms in the White House but whose legacy is still tarnished by allegations of sexual misconduct, has redeemed himself.

"There are certain tragic dimensions which we all lament," Starr said.

"That having been said, the idea of this redemptive process afterwards, we have certainly seen that powerfully" in the case of Clinton. "President Carter set a very high standard, which President Clinton clearly continues to follow."

Starr added that he's "sad" about the "unpleasantness" regarding Clinton's presidency.

Starr did not mention Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, or any of the other candidates for president, but he did reference some of Trump's campaign rhetoric.

"Our children are not going to do as well as we did or as our parents' generation," Starr said, the Times reports.

Trump has taken to criticizing Bill Clinton in hopes of alienating voters who would otherwise would for his wife in the November election.

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