Adam Schultz for Hillary for America.(NEW YORK) — President Bill Clinton said that he was proud of his wife for the way she handled a pre-debate new conference staged by Donald Trump in which he gathered three of the former president’s accusers — the first time he addressed the issue.
“I looked at her and I realized that’s the kind of person you want to be president. Calm, relaxed and focused on other people. That’s what the election ought to be about. I mean, it’s a clear choice. It’s a pretty clear choice,” said Clinton in Ames, Iowa Wednesday. “I thought more about her than I did about him. I’m beyond being moved or surprised, have been for a long time.”
The women later appeared at the debate.
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The president admitted that the only thing running through his mind during Trump’s personal attacks on their marriage was how proud he was of the way his wife handled the situation. And he was upset that more people were not able to ask questions.
“I was proud of my wife. And I felt bad for the citizens who were sitting on the stage who had been told if they came here they could ask questions about what they really cared about that affect their lives,” he said. “And very few of them got to. I felt bad for them but I was proud of her.”
Wednesday was the first time President Clinton spoke about Trump’s attack from the debate stage. Trump has promised to keep the personal attacks coming as the final stretch of election 2016.
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