Politics

Bill Clinton: The 2016 Election Is 'Kind Of Scary' (Video)

| by Kathryn Schroeder
Former President Bill Clinton.Former President Bill Clinton.

Former President Bill Clinton made his first solo stop on the campaign trail Jan. 4 in support of his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and made a strong statement about the candidates in the election (video below).

"Every presidential election, people run," he said. "And believe it or not, it's kind of scary this year, but believe it or not, most everybody actually tries to do what they say they're gonna do when they're running.

"They’re telling you what they believe. And, so you gotta take 'em seriously, but you also have to take seriously whether they have any chance of doing what they say they're gonna do or any record of doing it."

He added that he thinks Hillary is the best candidate.

“I do not believe in my lifetime anybody has run for the job who is better qualified by experience, knowledge and temperament,” he said of his wife.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has taken advantage of Bill’s presence on the campaign trail to bring up his past infidelity.

Trump said the former president’s “terrible record of women abuse” should be considered as his wife runs for president, The New York Times reports. 

“If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband, with his terrible record of women abuse, while playing the women’s card on me, she’s wrong!” Trump said in response to Hillary referring to him as having a “penchant for sexism," according to the Times.

To date, the Clintons have not directly responded to Trump's remarks.

Hillary has had to contend with challengers from voters, too, about her husband’s alleged transgressions.

“You recently came out to say that all rape victims should be believed,” a woman at a town hall event in New Hampshire said to Hillary, after referring to Bill being accused of sexual harassing several women.

“I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence,” Hillary responded.

Sources:LesGrossman2016/YouTube, The New York Times / Photo credit: Screenshot/YouTube