Update: After this story was published, the senator's office clarified that Reid was referring to President Clinton, not President Obama. The post has been updated to reflect that change.
(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is gushing over his former Senate colleague Hillary Clinton, saying Wednesday night the former secretary of state would do a "better" job in the White House than her husband.
"Hillary Clinton may have a bigger fan than Harry Reid; I just don't know who it would be," he said in an interview that aired Wednesday night on PBS' "NewsHour."
The Nevada Democrat praised Clinton's work as former U.S. senator and as the nation's top diplomat, saying her legacy will "go down in history books." He added that he "of course" has "such admiration for the president," but Clinton would fare better as the country's chief executive.
Remember, the last three or four years he was here we reduced the debt and created 22 million jobs – pretty good deal. And I think that they're a pretty good team, but she'll handle things probably even better than he did," he said. "I think that they're a pretty good team, but she'll handle things probably even better than he did."
"Is that right? Even better?" the host, Judy Woodruff, asked.
"Oh, yeah," he replied.
Asked in the interview if he'd like to see Clinton run again, Reid said: "I don't know what more I can say than - to be a cheerleader for - than what I've already said in this interview."