If you plan on throwing a dinner party full of VIPs, whatever you do, don’t seat Bob Woodward next to Al GoreAl GoreOvernight Tech: Trump's tech budget - Cyber gets boost; cuts for NASA climate programs | FTC faces changes under Trump | Trump to meet with Bill Gates Trump's NASA budget cuts earth, climate science programs Obamas sign with agency for speaking gigs MORE.
In a speech at the Organization for International Investment’s annual dinner at D.C.’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Thursday, the famed Washington Post journalist, who helped uncover the Watergate scandal, disclosed that he doesn’t enjoy the former vice president as a tablemate.
After some laughs from the crowd, Woodward continued, “In fact, it’s unpleasant.”
Woodward offered up another tidbit from the conversation with his dinner companion. The investigative reporter asked the politician, more than five years after leaving office, how much the public knows about what went on during the Clinton administration. Gore replied, “One percent.”
Woodward admitted that revelation made him feel a bit icky, saying, “I kind of died inside and have to confess to having an unclean thought.”
He then dug a little deeper, asking Gore, if the former VP were to write a memoir, how much Americans would know then. Gore retorted, “Two percent.”
A spokeswoman for Gore had no comment.
More from The Hill
♦ Morning Joe host rebukes Gingrich as 'bad person'
♦ Huntsman: Trump debate 'is a joke'
♦ MoveOn.org urges Google to quit Chamber of Commerce
♦ Medicare chief's exit creates squabbles among Dems
♦ TSA denies strip searching elderly female passenger
♦ Supporters of online privacy bill slam rival proposal
♦ Romney says Obama's idea of 'hands on' is 'getting better grip on golf club'