Former US president Bill Clinton has said the #MeToo movement is overdue, but dismissed questions about Monica Lewinsky.

In an interview with NBC’s Today Show, Mr Clinton bristled at questions over whether he should have resigned 20 years ago over his sexual relationship with the White House intern who wrote in March that their relationship “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power”.

“I dealt with it 20 years ago, plus,” said Mr Clinton.

“And the American people, two-thirds of them stayed with me. And I’ve tried to do a good job since then, and with my life and with my work. That’s all I have to say.”

Mr Clinton is promoting his new fictional thriller, The President Is Missing, with best-selling author James Patterson.