A new book is questioning former President Bill Clinton’s as a ladies’ man, but not because they think Clinton is moral and true to wife and 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, but because he was a closeted gay. A new book by Danforth Prince and Darwin Porter entitled, “Bill & Hillary: So This Is That Thing Called Love” officially released on Dec. 21, 2015 claims the former president was “secretly interested in men” during his time as a law professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1970s, before Bill and Hillary were married.
Darwin Porter is the author of exposes about former first families the Reagans and the Kennedys, and a bevy of celebrity scandal revealing biographies including an upcoming one about Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. The description of Prince and Porter’s latest book “Bill & Hillary: So This Is That Thing Called Love” calls the book “a love story probing the boundaries of a relationship between two people who are committed to each other despite the vagaries of life, come what may.” The book however, spends most of the time revealing juicy secrets about the Clintons’ scandalous sex lives and infidelities. As the authors promised, “Nothing else like it has ever appeared in print before.”
The rumors about Clinton’s sexuality were at a high in 1973, then Clinton called Bubba was rumored to be gay and running after his male students. The question at that point was “Bill a womanizer or a Homosexual?” A former student of Clinton’s at the University of Arkansas recounted about the former president, “A lot of guys were warned to stay clear of him, fearing he might put the make on us. I know he had a reputation for flirting with all the gals, but a lot of us thought that was just a cover-up to conceal his homosexuality.” The former student rationalized, “After all, he was almost 30 years old, and unmarried. In Arkansas back then, that meant you were gay.”
The rumors about former President Clinton did not stop when then girlfriend Hillary Clinton moved to Arkansas to be closer to Bill, and teach at the same faculty. Students thought Hillary was a lesbian, and some in Arkansas thought their relationship was a sham to cover both of their secret sexual preferences. “When Hillary showed up, a lot of us were still not convinced. We thought that was just for show because she looked like a lesbian. We thought they were pretending a love affair to conceal their true sexual preferences.” The Clintons married in 1975 and just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary; rumors about Hillary’s sexuality persist.
Other sexual scandals implied from the book, included Hillary insistence that Bill take a HIV test. Clinton was so “slutty,” Hillary “demanded that he be tested for HIV, because “he favored unprotected sex.” Clinton also “tried to seduce” former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who had been married to another president known for his philandering, John F. Kennedy, tragically assassinated in 1963, and an idol of Bill’s. Jackie told former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham about the incident at her Fifth Avenue apartment. Rumors after came back to haunt Clinton with allegations he raped Jackie.
Jackie told Graham, “We almost indulged in a wrestling match. It was most embarrassing. I mean, I was flattered that I turned him on so much at my age, but Bill was just like Jack [Kennedy] in the sense that neither of them wanted to take ‘no’ for an answer. Ever since that day, I prefer not to be alone with Bill.” The only reason the story was ever made public is because Graham told author Truman Capote, who enjoyed repeating it.
The book implies that Clinton’s bad boy behavior with the ladies was a cover for his closeted homosexual past, maybe proving to himself and the world he is not gay. Even in Arkansas, Clinton flirted with all the women, and female students, but there were still rumors that he was secretly chasing the men.
Clinton’s sex scandals all of which involved women, and most famously former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, then 22 often overshadow Clinton’s presidency and are detailed in the book. The Lewinsky scandal is given much attention in the book and is called by the authors as “the most explosive sex scandal in the history of the presidency.” The scandal led to Clinton’s impeachment by the House of Representatives in 1998 and near ouster from the presidency.