Hillary Clinton stopped by “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Thursday (Dec. 10), where Meyers spoke with her about possibly becoming president — specifically, how would her husband, former President Bill Clinton, handle being first gentleman? Hillary says he’ll handle it like a champ.
“He’s a great host, so any event I can count on him to make people feel welcome. He loves giving tours, he’ll probably want to do a lot of that. … He might have some useful information about menus,” she says with a laugh, though she’s actually being serious in that Bill is a pescatarian and loves giving White House tours.
But actually, she says she won’t hesitate to use him as an adviser. “I’ll ask him about the economy and ask him about what we should do in dealing with a lot of the difficult people in the world,” says Hillary, adding later that she won’t necessarily keep him out of the situation room — the high-security room where the president and military staff deal with matters of national security.
Hillary points out that Bill has been instrumental in some sensitive international incidents, like bringing home captured journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling in 2009, so she greatly values his input.
Staying in a serious tone for a moment, Hillary also says that while the late-night hosts may have had some fun with Donald Trump running for president for a while, it’s no longer a laughing matter after his comments about keeping Muslims out of the country.
“What he’s saying now is not only shameful and wrong, it’s dangerous,” says Hillary. “He’s been kind of an equal opportunity insulter … but this latest demand that we not let Muslims into our country really plays right into the hands of the terrorists. I don’t say that lightly, but it does. He’s giving them a great propaganda tool, a way to recruit more folks from Europe and the United States. And because it has crossed that line, I think everybody — and especially other Republicans — need to stand up and say, ‘Enough. You’ve gone too far. That’s not who we are. That’s not the kind of country that we believe we are and we’re just not going to tolerate it.'”