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

Hillary to Bill: Knock it off

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/11/art.clintons.ap.jpg caption="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

Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (222 Responses)
  1. wycliffe

    I love the DRAMA.......why go to the movies if it is free here

    April 11, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Dem for Hillary

    Only posting HIlary blasts today CNN?

    April 11, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  3. shawnbob

    funny thing is just this, when bill clinton was the President this Country was in a lot better shape! and everyone was joking that hillary must be running the country! now she is actually running and all you are complaining! get over the monica story, and please lets not even bring up all the lies.....Obama has been caught in numerous lies himself!

    April 11, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. Yotin

    When Hillary read from a prepared text mis-speaking on the Bosnia thing, she could have just blamed her campaign staff like what Obama has habitually done.

    I admire leaders who take responsibility for their actions, even if those actions were prompted by others. We need this kind of change. Bush has refused to take any responsibility for his misguided actions and I'm afraid Obama would be more of the same and NOT change.

    April 11, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. Derrick, Atlanta GA

    Thats funny...She tells Bill he doesn't remember...It is obvious she didnt remeber it either, because if she did she shouldn't have lied in the first place. The HRC campagin is silly.

    Obama 08

    April 11, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  6. Diva in Pennsylvania

    Phong Nguyen-

    1) He WAS a law professor, Civil Rights Law, read something. anything...

    2) He could attend the church but not hear the remarks... who said he went EVERY Sunday, and besides that doesn't mean he agreed... what church do you attend?

    3) HE didn't meet with Canadian officials, his campaign adviser did. And he was fired for it, however Mark Penn is STILL a Billary adviser AND Bill is making money of of the CFTA deal... please. let's be real.

    April 11, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  7. Ed Staskiewicz

    I read the blogs and usually don't make any comments... but this one really got me!!
    It's real simple folks: HRC doesn't have a chance because of the deceptive ways of her and Bill.

    To think that this man will EVER reside at the White House again is incomprehensible by any means!!

    McCain/Powell '08

    April 11, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  8. Jacob

    Bill Clinton in not a liability. If Obama wins the nomination it's because he ran a good campaign, but let's give credit where credit is due. Hillary has run an excellent campaign too. I can't believe how many anti-Hillary comments there are on here. Hillary Clinton and Bill have devoted their lives to this nation and whether you like them or not, a little respect should be in order.

    April 11, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  9. New Yorker

    These media types are making a big deal about nothing... Bill perjured himself so he knows a real lie when sees one...

    April 11, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  10. Ant B

    No Big Deal I lie about how big my thing is all the time

    April 11, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  11. jealous in canada

    i wish the politics were this entertaining north of the border. bill and hillary are both the architects of thier own demise and the funny thing is, it's as though they don't even realize it. are they both really that blind(or is it arrogance?) i can't tell if i'm watching CNN or the comedy network half of the time.

    thanks for all the laughs,

    obama '08

    April 11, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  12. debbie

    I cannot believe any of the bloggers really believe everything they hear on CNN or FOX these people are shaping the electins and your sorry butts are letting them...think for yourself,Hillary is our best bet for november dem's if it's Obama we lose .Michigan alone can screw up rhis election because of the blunder there!!!!!!!!! Hillary claim menopause symptoms women can relate we forget things but still seem to run our households better that any man I know.

    Hillary 08

    April 11, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  13. david from texas

    Our democratic party is in trouble this year. Both Obama and Clinton are liars. Obama is racist, Clinton is sexist, Bill is out in left field, Michelle "hates" America, and so on and so on. Man, I wish they could come together and start being positive and dwell on the issues at hand for once! Neither of them is better than the other. I'm almost ashamed to be a Democrat these days! The Republicans are loving this.....they know that in November, if this keeps up, it will be an easy win for them. Ok , Obama, Clinton....stop acting like school kids and start acting like candidates! Time is running out!

    April 11, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  14. Marc

    This is not funny. This could be our future. Don't her supporters see this? Please Pennsylvania, do the right thing. Just say no to Hillary.

    April 11, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  15. Kevin

    Watch, Hillary supporters will try to spin this as "look what a strong woman she is standing up to her man and telling him to shut up." Problem is, she failed when she could have shown the greatest strength by LEAVING him.

    But no, so now they have a relationship of political advantage, and nothing more.

    April 11, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  16. KR


    April 11, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  17. christian

    I LOVE IT!!!!!

    HRC supporters "it's over an done with. she owned up to it now lets move on..."

    and then in the same breath "Barack said he was a professor when he wasn't (wow! HUGE lie there huh? even though UofC said he was a prof)" "he didn't hear his pastor say those racist remarks (uhh..he said he wasn't there for the remarks that have been playing on YouTube not EVER)"

    please just accept that fact that your candidate is losing and WILL LOSE so we can all move one

    April 11, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  18. Xavier of Saint Louis, MO

    Hillary didn’t handle anything. She just tried to laugh-it-off and make a joke out of it, like it’s no big deal. Both of them are big liars and now we have them disagreeing on several issues . . .
    I don't know about you people, but I'm like McDonalds . . . I'm lov'in it!

    April 11, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  19. Jen






    April 11, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  20. RightyTighty

    No pity from this side..

    April 11, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  21. A. Harrison

    Shut Up BILL!

    April 11, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  22. MrHapiGuy

    Bill is smart. Bill was a good president. Bill knows what it takes to be a good president. Either consiously or subconciously, Bill knows Obama is the right choice for right now. Experience is good, but what this country needs right now is inspiration. Smart people realize this, look at the polls...

    April 11, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
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