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Hillary: Bill Clinton’s Comments on ‘Awful Legacy of the Last Eight Years’ Were Aimed at GOP, Not Obama


Thursday on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton offered an explanation for her husband former President Bill Clinton’s comments regarding the last eight years under President Barack Obama’s administration.


Bill Clinton had said, “If you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us, and the seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics and no regulation in Washington, which is what cause the crash, then you should vote for her.”

However, Clinton argued the criticism was aimed at the GOP-controlled Congress and not Obama.

“It wasn’t. It was obviously not a knock against Obama,” Clinton said. “I mean, he nominated President Obama for his second term, and we are both very proud supporters of President Obama. But, what it was was the recognition that President Obama, who I think doesn’t get the credit he deserves for getting as much done in our country, has faced this implacable wall of hostility from the Republicans.”

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