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Bill Clinton On Trump: 'He Doesn't Know Much'

Former President Bill Clinton spoke about President-elect Donald Trump at a small town bookstore in New York state on Dec. 10.

Trump "doesn't know much," the former president said when asked whether Trump was smart, according to the Daily Mail. But "one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him."

After his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, lost the 2016 election to Trump, Bill said the loss might have been due to FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress about investigating Hillary's emails.

"James Comey cost her the election," Bill said at the bookstore.

Someone else asked Bill whether he was surprised by the revelation that Russia might have deliberately attempted to manipulate the election in Trump's favor.

"You would need to have a single-digit IQ not to recognize what was going on," replied the former president.

Bill also revealed that he spoke with Trump on the phone after Hillary's election loss. He said it was strange that the president-elect acted "like it was 15 years ago" when the two men were friends.

Bill also said that Trump's characterization of the election as a "landslide" is inaccurate, Politico reports.

"Landslide?" asked the former president. "I got something like 370 electoral votes. That was a landslide."

The Electoral College will vote on Dec. 19.  It is reported that Trump will receive 306 electoral votes. There may, however, be a handful of "faithless electors" who will not vote for Trump.

Another customer at the bookstore asked if President Barack Obama could use a recess appointment to place Hillary on the Supreme Court. Bill said that while Dwight Eisenhower did something similar, the current president wouldn't attempt to put Hillary on the court.

"Anyway, I don't think she'd want it," Bill said.

Sources: Daily Mail, Politico / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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