Updated 2:35 p.m. ET, 6/25/14
(CNN) – A day after former President Bill Clinton defended his wife against wealth attacks, Hillary Clinton said in an interview what while she is appreciative for the defense, she thinks her record "speak for itself."
"My husband was very sweet today," Clinton said in an interview with PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill that was taped on Tuesday night. "But I don’t need anybody to defend my record, I think my record speaks for itself."
Clinton later added, "Bill and I have had terrific opportunities. Both of us have worked hard but we have been grateful for everything that we have been able to achieve and sadly that is just not true for most Americans today."
Instead of expanding upon her wealth comments, Clinton then turned to the state of the economy.
"So many Americans are feeling shut out, shut down. The great recession hasn't ended for too many Americans. Wages are flat, families are struggling, not enough new jobs or new business are being created. And it is important that we all try to figure out what we are going to do and that is what I have done my entire life," Clinton said.
Bill Clinton rated his wife's much-talked about "dead broke" comment from earlier this month as "factually true," in an interview with NBC's David Gregory on Tuesday, and defended his wife as someone who isn't "out of touch."
The former president also pushed back against calls that his wife doesn't understand the average American, noting that she has worked "all her life" on "things that were good for ordinary people."
At the start of her book tour, Hillary Clinton told ABC News that her family was "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2001. Clinton added later that her family had "no money" at that time and "struggled to piece together the resources" for mortgages and her daughter Chelsea's college education.
Though the statement is correct – the Clintons did leave the White House with considerable debt – the former first lady left out the fact that the couple had a sizable government pension, two large book advances in the works and the prospect of making millions on the speaking circuit.
Although Hillary Clinton quickly looked to clean up her first slip-up on wealth a few days later in Chicago, the former secretary of state stepped in it again a week later during interview with The Guardian.
Contrasting herself to other "truly" wealthy individuals, Clinton said, "We pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we've done it through dint of hard work."
Clinton's full comments to the question about income inequality were not included in the story, though.
A source backing Clinton provided CNN on Wednesday with her full answer to the question, which included more about the former secretary of state feeling "blessed" for the "kinds of opportunities" her family has "worked really hard for."
"All one has to do is look at my record going back to my time in college and law school to know not only where my heart is, but where my efforts have been," Clinton said, according to the transcript provided by the source.
"I want to create a level playing field so that once again, you can look a child in the eye and you can tell them the truth, whether they’re born in a wealthy suburb or an inner city or a poor country community; you can point out the realistic possibility that they will have a better life."
She later added, "I’m willing to have that debate [over income inequality] with anybody."
Clinton aides lament the fact that The Guardian did not include the full answer in their article that posted on Saturday, according to the source.
Hillary Clinton admitted the comments were "unartful" during the PBS interview. "I shouldn’t have said the five or so words that I said," she told Ifill.
But in the interview that will air on Wednesday, the former first lady added that the missteps don't "change who I am, what I’ve stood for my entire life, what I stand for today."
A text preview of the Clinton interview was posted online on Wednesday morning as part of the PBS NewsHour Morning Line.
Although the couple had large legal bills from their last few years in the White House, Bill Clinton has brought in over $100 million on the paid speaking tour since leaving the presidency and Hillary Clinton has brought in upwards of $200,000 per speech since leaving the State Department in 2013.
"It is factually true that we were several million dollars in debt," Clinton said with a smiling Hillary and Chelsea Clinton watching on. "Everyone now assumes that what happened in the intervening years was automatic. I am shocked that it happened. I am shocked that people still want me to come give talks. I am grateful."
The former president said that despite their wealth, which he is "grateful for," the Clintons still "go to our local grocery store on the weekend" and "talk to people in our town."
"We know what's going on," he said.
On Tuesday, Bill Clinton admitted that Hillary Clinton's response to the wealth question was "not the most adept answer to a question," but said context was needed to understand Clinton's views on income and wealth.
"What I'm saying is the debate's the wrong debate," he said. "You need to be able to show, by their policies and their statements about current conditions, how candidates of both parties across the spectrum feel about the central challenge of our time, which is the demise of the American dream."
Republicans and even some Democrats have faulted Clinton, who is admittedly considering a run at the presidency in 2016, for the wealth missteps. Republicans have said that they comments show Clinton is out-of-touch with average Americans, while Democrats have begun to grimace at the growing narrative.
And though the former presidential candidate told PBS that she is still thinking about another run at the job, she admitted that, "You have to be a little bit crazy to run for president."