Bill Clinton is still, somehow, allowed to speak at important public events, and he’s certainly making the most of it. The former president and now first-man-in-training took that privilege to a whole new level this week, giving his thoughts on the rival of his wife, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
“I think it’s fine that all these young students have been so enthusiastic for her opponent, and it sounds so good, just shoot every third person on Wall Street and everything will be fine,” Clinton told NBC News, according to reporter Brad Jaffy. Clinton later said that “that’s a joke, it’s a total joke.”
An NBC reporter clarified that it really was just one big hoot:
On the rope line, Bill Clinton told NBC News about the Wall Street comment: "That’s a joke, it's a total joke." https://t.co/BCq8E6MIt5— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) April 15, 2016
Ah, the ol’ “shoot every third person” joke. Kills every time.