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Video: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Discuss Their Friendship

Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama recently gave a rare joint interview where they did not release any news, but discussed the evolution of their friendship and their deep respect for one another. 

Despite having a difficult and bumpy start when they were competing with one another in the Democratic primary, they soon overcame their quarrels and ended up becoming great friends. 

Their smiles and relaxed demeanor make it clear that the experiences they have had during Obama's presidency and Clinton's time as Secretary of State has bonded them. 

When Obama extended the post of Secretary of State to Clinton, she reportedly avoided his phone calls. But after accepting the job, a friendship blossomed. 

"What did evolve was a friendship, as opposed to just a professional relationship," Obama said. 

"Friendships involve a sense of trust and being in the foxhole together. And that emerged during the course of months when we were making some very tough decisions."

Clinton agreed, and said that he was "pretty persuasive."

"If the roles had been revered and I had ended up winning I would have desperately wanted him to be in my cabinet," she said. 

Many have speculated about Clinton possibly running for president again in 2016. Rumors have been circulating about Vice President Joe Biden running as well. This would create a tough situation for Obama, as he would have to side with one of them.

When asked about this issue, he brushed it off.

"You guys in the press are incorrigible; I was literally inaugurated four days ago, and you're talking about elections four years from now," he said. 

Despite avoiding questions about the next election, the two were happy to talk about their love for one another.

Clinton said their bond is so natural that it doesn't even require words sometimes. 

"I think there's a sense of understanding sometimes it doesn't even take words," she said. 

"It made for tough debates because we could never figure out what we differed on," Obama said. 

Obama then expressed sadness about Clinton leaving.

"I'm going to miss her, wish she was sticking around, but she has logged in so many miles I can't begrudge her wanting to take it easy for a little bit, but I want the country to appreciate what an extraordinary role she's played during the course of my administration."


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