Bill Clinton pushed back on a New York Times piece that suggested he looks frail and wouldn’t play a central role in his wife Hillary Clinton’s second presidential campaign.
Politico reported the former president described the recent Times piece that said he looks “older than his 68 years” and wouldn’t play as big a role in his wife’s campaign as “creative writing.”
When asked about Clinton’s comments, the former president’s spokesperson noted the Times issued a correction.
“An article on Sunday about former President Bill Clinton’s role in his wife’s likely presidential campaign referred imprecisely to the driver of Mr. Clinton’s S.U.V.,” the Times wrote. “The vehicle is driven by a United States Secret Service agent; Mr. Clinton is not “chauffeured.”
Bill played a big role in Hillary’s first campaign, but sometimes became a decisive force on the trail as he and aides grew angry over what they felt was a free pass then-candiate Barack Obama received from the media.
Hillary Clinton is reportedly set to announce her second presidential run Sunday via social media.