September 24th, 2013
05:01 PM ET
9 years ago

Bono imitates Bill Clinton

(CNN) - Bono to the rescue.

With Bill Clinton showing up late to the first panel of the day at the annual Clinton Global Initiative gathering in New York City, the Irish rock star, businessman, and global activist took his place, nailing an imitation of the former president.

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"When I first met Bono, he walked into the Oval Office and I actually thought he was a member of his own road crew. He wasn't dressed right. Actually, I felt like the rock star on that occasion," Bono said, in a quality impersonation of the 42nd president.

The U2 front man kept the audience entertained for about a minute or two until Clinton made his way back to the stage. Clinton then joked that "I must be really easy to make fun of."

In a serious note, Bono, a leader in the philanthropic efforts to eradicate AIDS in Africa, praised CGI's efforts in the battle against the deadly disease.

- CNN's Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Filed under: Bill Clinton
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. the hippies were right

    Good cause, giving people. The right will find something mean to say.

    September 24, 2013 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Thats not Bono , that's Robin Williams impersonating Bono doing a Bill Clinton impression !

    Williams dose that shtick all the time at San Francisco Giants games .

    September 24, 2013 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  3. boungiorno

    what matters is that the aids epedimic needs to be corrected EVERYWHERE

    September 24, 2013 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  4. A True Conservative

    Was Bill's zipper stuck again?

    September 25, 2013 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  5. kirk

    Why dont the Koch brothers do stuff like this?

    September 25, 2013 07:39 am at 7:39 am |