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Hillary Clinton for president in 2016? Beats me, says Bill

Former President Bill Clinton speaks during an event, June 4, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Former President Bill Clinton speaks during an event, June 4, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa.
 
Bill Clinton said "whatever she does is fine" and that seeking the Democratic nomination is "a decision only she can make." He did note, however, that he thought his wife would make a "really good" commander-in-chief and that she's the "ablest public servant I have ever worked with."

"[Hillary] really does need some time to think through this."'

The 42nd American president also weighed in on his wife's seemingly tone-deaf comments on her family's wealth, including that that her family was “dead broke” upon leaving the White House, and that she and Bill Clinton aren’t “truly well off” compared to the richest Americans. The right has jumped on the remarks to paint her as out of touch with ordinary people. Hillary Clinton, whose family is worth tens of millions, has since conceded that the comments were inartful.” 

"Most people would think that being $16 million in debt would qualify as being dead broke," Bill Clinton said. That number, according to CNN, was actually higher than the $2.28 million to $10.6 million figure cited on their federal financial records.

"I don't think it's a bad thing to make money," he added . "I think it's bad if you live in a system that's rigged against the poor and the middle class. That's a very different thing and the purpose of politics is to create a system of shared opportunities and shared responsibilities."