Bill Clinton tried to get set up with Anna Nicole Smith, says film producer

Writer-director-producer David Zucker sat down with Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre for an episode of “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast” that was released Monday. At the one hour and five minute mark, Zucker discusses a conversation he had with Bill Clinton, who was president at the time Zucker premiered “Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult” at the White House in 1993 because “Bill was a fan of the ‘Naked Guns.'” Zucker told Gottfried and Santopadre about the then-president’s acute interest in one of the film’s stars, the late Anna Nicole Smith.

“Somebody told me ‘this guy’s got a zipper problem,’ meaning this guy’s gonna screw around a lot,” Zucker said. “But I didn’t know anything about that.”

Zucker then told the story about how Clinton cornered him before the screening to inquire about Smith.

“She’s the Guess Jeans girl, right?” Zucker said Clinton asked. Zucker confirmed as much, and the president implied he had masturbated to her photo while aboard Air Force One after his aides placed her photo in his room. “They put her fold-out in my stateroom, inside of the door,” the “Airplane!” director said Clinton told him.

“I’ve got that glued on smile…and it was years later that I realized that he wanted me to set them up,” Zucker continued. “And I’m such a dope, I could have double-dated with the president.”

The story takes on a much darker context now that Clinton’s history of sexual harassment and assault accusations is experiencing a reappraisal during the great sexual misconduct reckoning of 2017.

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