Bill Clinton surprised everyone today when he gave a speech in support of his wife, calling her the only one that can help “put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us.”
Bill Clinton‘s comments caused an uproar before campaign aids came out to clarify that his statement was purely about Republican obstructionism.
They also tried to say that the comment by Bill Clinton is being taken out of context as right-wing outlets continued to seize on the remarks and social media consequently blew up.
Bill Clinton’s full statement was, “If you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that when we were practicing trickle-down economics, then you should vote for her because she’s the only person who basically had good ideas, will tell you how she’s going to pay for them.”
Bill Clinton FORGOT Hillary served as Obama’s Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013
when HE attacked the Smithereens out of PBO's legacy
— Alison Spalding (@AlisonSpalding2) March 23, 2016
Hillary Clinton spokesman Angel Urena said of the remarks, “After President Obama was elected, Republicans made it their number one goal to block him at every turn. That unprecedented obstruction these last eight years is their legacy.”
Bill Clinton is exhibiting some Alzheimer's or some brain damage…. maybe long term Syphilis? I dunno.
— Dagwood Bumstead (@Daggy1) March 23, 2016
She added, “And the American people should reject it by electing Hillary Clinton to build on President Obama’s success so we can all grow and succeed together.”
— Tim Black ™ (@TimBartender) March 22, 2016
Even Bernie Sanders got in a little dig at Bill Clinton.
Don’t know that I’d call President Obama's 72 straight months of job growth an “awful legacy.” https://t.co/GUzlY6Wp4h
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 22, 2016
Do you think Bill Clinton meant Republicans or did he accidentally let his real opinion of President Obama’s administration slip?