April 11th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Hillary to Bill: Knock it off

Hillary and Bill Clinton.
Hillary and Bill Clinton.

(CNN) — Hillary Clinton wants her husband to quit talking about her trip to Bosnia in 1996, the former president said Friday.

"Hillary called me and said, "I misstated it, you said I misstated it, but you got to let me handle it because you don't remember it either'...I said 'Yes ma'am," Clinton said while touring the fire damage of a campaign office in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The comments follow those he made in Boonville, Indiana Thursday, when he strongly defended his wife over the recent coverage surrounding her 1996 Bosnia trip claims, saying the media acted as if she'd "robbed a bank."

"I got tickled the other day, a lot of the way this whole campaign has been covered has amused me, but there was a lot of fulminating because Hillary, one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated and immediately apologized for it, what happened to her in Bosnia in 1995. Did y'all see all that? Oh, they blew it up," he said.

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Earlier: Bill Clinton says media overreacted to Bosnia flap


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soundoff (222 Responses)
  1. Cher

    And the comedy routine continues...

    April 11, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. Cindy

    Hillary NEVER apologizes, she twists the facts!

    In-fighting again- this time within her marriage for all amreicans to see! Do her supporters really not see that this is no way to handle ones personal affairs and certainly not the way to handle a campaign!!!

    Go ahead Hillary, denounce and reject Bill but remember to keep him as an advisor– Isn't that the way you handle shaddy, incompetent, back stabbing people within your campaign?

    April 11, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. LOLCATS

    Yeah, go ahead and sink her campaign, Billy Boy, that way she'll be forced to quit faster, Barry can finally get the nom he deserves, and McCain will be little more than an unpleasant memory come six months from now

    April 11, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  4. HH

    Oh Billary spare us all and just exit the race. You can never catch Obama in the plegded delagate lead and you know it. SO STOP making your supporters move the goal post every time. In the democratic party we elect by delagates. You were fine with the rules when you were 30 points up but now that a guy named Barack Obama is beating you badly it is a different story.

    I WISH THE MEDIA would stop saying it is close it is NOT. IT IS OVER for Hillary if Obama lost 12 in a row he would of been gone before Texas and Ohio had a chance to vote.

    If you would of took Hillbilly's and Judas Carville's adive and exited after you lost Texas you would of had a great shot for 2012.

    April 11, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  5. Antoinette

    Naw, she told that story on about 3 diff occasions from what i saw

    She didnt misspeak. She lied

    April 11, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  6. JT in Dallas

    Who cares. Atleast she has been to Bosnia. Has BHO? Answer: No, he hasn't been anywhere. He hasn't even been in the Senate but about 10 minutes.

    Clinton 2008 – 2016

    April 11, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. Greg, NY

    Good cop / bad cop.

    April 11, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. Rob

    Be carefull Bill, Hillary is going to spank you (no Bill, not like Monica did).

    April 11, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  9. PA

    Bill is losing it. He has a very small hold on reality. The voters are not stupid. We know that Hillary lied. She knows she lied and that she was caught. She wants Bill to stop talking about it because she hopes that the voters will forget her lies by April 22 and May 6. It is her last hope.

    April 11, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  10. Kel from AL

    LOL!!

    This is getting hilarious. I'm telling you, It's like Bill & Hillary want Obama to get the nomination. I can't wait to see what else they "disagree" on.. You can't make this stuff up!

    Obama 08!

    April 11, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  11. Ralph

    Bill is right, no one has any proof she a theif, only a liar. What the heck is his point – her character flaw could be worse? It seems they are both digging a bigger hole at the same time. I would think that by now it would be big enough for the Clintons to jump in.

    April 11, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  12. B

    Whatever. She got caught in a lie. Plain and simple.

    April 11, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  13. Tin

    Hillary want Bill to shut up about Bosnia because that doesnt make them any money. She want him to get back to making speeches that line there pocket ,His speeches are nothing more than pure INFLUENCE PEDDLING .

    April 11, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  14. darrell

    I love it, Hilary's demise will come in part from her own husband, who's ego is so huge he can't keep his mouth shut for fear he wouldn't be able to hear himself talk.

    April 11, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  15. Alex

    I hope Pres. Clinton continues to talk so that he can sink his good wife's hopes...not that she's doing such a bad job herself.

    April 11, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  16. Doug

    Oh Hilarious Clinton, what will you do next?

    Obama '08

    April 11, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  17. Johnny Boy

    She hasn't robbed a bank yet but she is trying. Also was that tickle you felt the other night Monica?

    April 11, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  18. EmeraldFalcon

    And this is the exact same problem she would have with him if she was elected president. He is definately her biggest liaBILLity; to her and the country, should she get elected. That's a sad commentary.

    April 11, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  19. Prcleburne

    I can't believe this clown was once president of the United States. Even George Bush shows more dignity.

    April 11, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  20. Michael

    I despise the Clintons, but Bill's right about turning 60, I'm afraid. Just did. Don't know if I would create a whopper like Hillary, but one's memory dims quickly.

    April 11, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  21. BR

    Oh my god, the media is SO in love with Obama! God knows they NEVER write silly little articles about our beloved Mrs. Clinton! Clintonites: shhhh, please.

    April 11, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  22. jon

    So, if she forgets things at 11:00 at night who do we call at 0300am like the tv ads tell us too?

    April 11, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  23. Kimberly in Texas

    "And some of them when they're 60 they'll forget something when they're tired at 11 at night, too." – Bill Clinton

    Is it early Alzheimers...for Bill & Hill?

    April 11, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  24. lucyna

    So she was tired at 11pm. Would she be rested then to pick up the phone at 3am? I guess Bill is messing her plans to be nominated so she needs to ride of him and that's what this woman is about. She is redy from day 1 to sell her husband, daughter, fried just anybody to save her image and get what she is wants. She should be send to the moon with no way to return.

    April 11, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  25. You go girl LOL

    Hillary 08 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 11, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
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