April 11th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
8 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. Jamaal Pennslyvania

    Bill is an Idiot the Clinton's Use to have a good Name in my Community now There name is like mud. Hilary thank your for letting the Country see how Power Hungry the Clinton's Are give it up YOU LOST

    April 11, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  2. Scott

    If she misspoke late at night, just think of what she might say at 3AM.

    Go Obama!

    April 11, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  3. Jim

    Is Bill supporting Obama now? If he keeps this up it will all be over on the 22!

    April 11, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  4. Hello out there

    Must be a slow day CNN. In spite of all her flaws (and Bills) she is still the best candidate to be President. She is commited to her Country and her follow Americans.

    Hillary's flaws pale in comprison to Obama's and his choice of mentors and friends. Michelle Obama is no better when it comes to her true feelings about our Country.

    I would think all of us want a candidate that loves America, has experience, and would put America first.


    April 11, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  5. Johnson

    I've noticed a clear difference between many of the Hillary backers and the Obama backers. Most of the Hillary supporters here are TYPING IN CAPS almost as if they are having to shout to get their voices hear because they get fainter by the day. The Obama backers are not as annoying and realize that their voice together can be louder than that of the hillary supporters and thus they do not need to TYPE IN CAPS to make a point. very interesting indeed.

    April 11, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  6. Kentucky voter

    An earlier comment said that white women want Hillary. Stop trying to divide. Besides, you're wrong. I'm a 51 year old white woman and I want Obama.

    I would like to see a woman as president, but not Hillary.

    April 11, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  7. Flumoxed

    Olvr Whit
    If Hillary is the best candidate, we're in deep do-do. Was she also exhausted when she mis-spoke about the Rose law office records? I can hear it all the next day after she authorizes a nuke attack. "Did I say that???? I must have mis-spoke". And Bill would follow that up by saying, "You would have thought, you know, that she'd robbed a bank the way they carried on about this," he added. "And some of them when they're 60 they'll forget something when they're tired at 11 at night, too."

    April 11, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  8. steve


    April 11, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. LJ Blue

    the "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2007 (from JudicialWatch.org)
    The list mentions Hillary Clinton (D-NY), John Conyers (D-MI), Larry Craig (R-ID), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Rudy Giuliani (R-NY), Mike Huckabee (R-AR), I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, Barack Obama, (D-IL) Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Harry Reid (D-NV).

    And we just keep electing and re-electing them!!!!!!!!

    April 11, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  10. donna

    ha!ha!ha!.......... and she is telling him " He doesn't remember" how funny is that...... BOTH could not speak the truth for nothing......

    April 11, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  11. Pat

    She tells him that he don't remember it as he wasn't there.
    Well obviously she doesn't remember it either !! This is nothing short of a lie. How could anyone get confused about whether they were under fire or not ?! That is something you would remember forever.
    When you continually lie, then you have trouble remembering the truth. That has been a problem with both Clintons for many years. They can't be trusted at all.

    April 11, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. Martha, Georgia

    Once again, HRC and company making a mockery of the DNC and party. This is absolute nonesense. Now she is fighting with her husband, why will she not denounce his lies and fire him. HRC did not call Bill Clinton, all he is doing is watching the media and pundits, both of whom he criticizes so profusely when things don't go his way.

    April 11, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  13. Philadelphian trapped in Texas

    I would rather have a candidate whose shortcomings are self-aggrandizement and puffery over one whose policies will further diminish our world position and our economy as will John McCain's.

    I will agree that nobody who fabricates being shot at gas done so by accident. Hillary's original claim about her experience in Bosnia was a lie. Let's call it that and agree it is indefensible.

    Some of Barack Obama's issues, including his failure to repudiate hatemongering in his chirch, also reflect an error in judgment.

    But errors in personal judgment or in image positioning pale in comparison with John McCain's irascibility, bellicosity and economic ignorance. I will vote for whichever Democrat wins the nomination long before I will vote for Sen. McCain.

    April 11, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. chuckabee

    Pathetic mess of a wanna be hero

    April 11, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  15. ***AMERICAN***

    Bill is always good for a laugh.

    April 11, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  16. Kibz, Kenya

    Well, If she can't remember some concrete facts at 11pm, she definitely won't be able to remember that 3am phone call. How can you trust her with the button, she might press it and say it wasn't her ... i don't remember pressing it.. it was 3 am for god sakes.

    Obama 08

    April 11, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  17. ***AMERICAN***

    It was almost as funny as his presidency!

    April 11, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  18. Bruce

    Obama NO DRAMA.

    April 11, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. MUIGAI.L.

    This comment is a response to #16' i love hillary',please,check your facts before you proceed,the president of Kenya isn't called Odinga,and there's nothing like the leader of Africa[if at all you know what Africa is].Please,polish up on your geography.

    Offended AFRICAN.

    April 11, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  20. lee

    my god.. The man is defending his wife. I'd do the same thing. After all it was over 12 years ago. It's not like she's be sitting there seeing it over and over again for the past 20 years.

    April 11, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  21. CL OT

    This is so Entertaining. It gets better every day!!

    April 11, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. Jen DFW

    Poor hillary she is fighting to win and she has others supporting her that keep pulling her down. Your strong girl keep it up

    April 11, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  23. Obama will NEVER be president

    To the person who said "DO we really want Hillary and Bill another four years, didn't we suffer enought already"...... You obviously was not living when Bill Clinton was President as it was the best 8 years the US ever had..................

    If we were wise we would put another one there again.......

    Hillary 08

    April 11, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  24. Renee /Expat Winterthur Switzerland

    Larry Sinclair took numerous lie detector test and ………..FAILED!!


    April 11, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  25. Grif

    You didn't have to be! I know what it's like myself, to land on a strange Airport, and all the un expectations talked about in the journey. What may be expected and what may not. I have also patrolled airfields on operation stations... People can talk a little stupid, that know nothing about the Experience.

    April 11, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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