Sunday, May 29, 2016

I’m the most successful person to ever run for the presidency, by far”


I’m the most successful person to ever run for the presidency, by far”

Bill Clinton 1st first gentleman


Bill Clinton 1st first gentleman

If Hillary Clinton is elected President in 2016, there will be 2 President Clintons in the United States. Bill Clinton has joked about being called the "First Man" or "First Dude."
Many people think he will be called the "First Gentleman." I just can't see it. Bill Clinton is many things, but somehow GENTLEMAN doesn't fit.

Friends of Bill say in the book that the former president with the wandering eye 'dreaded' the idea of going back to the White House in 2017 because he would be 'trapped' there, leashed, without room for his libido to run or any meaningful say in government policy.
He would also find his wings clipped – literally losing his ability to jet-set and entertain celebrities nonstop in exotic locales between $750,000 speaking engagements.
'Why would he want to be the first spouse?' a Clinton confidant told Halper.
'What's he going to do? Live back in the White House and do the Christmas cards?'
Officially, according to presidential scholars and historians, the wily and philandering former president would be known as America's 'first gentleman' – a line ready-made for late night comics.

If Hillary Clinton is elected President in 2016

Would she mirror her husband Bill, who embraced former Goldman Sachs 

executive Robert Rubin's vision to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act, deregulate the telecom industry and sign the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which exempted credit-default swaps from government oversight? 

Or will she follow in the footsteps of President Barack Obama, who signed the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and created the Consumer Financial Protection Board on the way to raising taxes on the country's highest earners for the first time since the late-1990s?

Mrs Clinton tweeted after Mr Trump's latest success: "Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP (Republican National Convention) nominee. Chip in now if you agree we can't let him become president"

So the real presidential race has not started yet?

Campaigning will step up a gear ahead of the US general election on November 8.

The two candidates will mount whirlwind tours of the nation to press their case to voters. There will also be three key televised presidential debates in the last six weeks before the nation goes to the polls.

Mr Trump, complete with his unfavourable ratings with Hispanic and female voters, will have a fight to become the next resident of the White House. There are also many states which lean more to the Democrats than the Republicans.

What would Bill Clinton's role be if Hillary is elected President?

Rolled oats propelled Hillary Clinton to victory in 1992. They were the game-

changing ingredient in her recipe for chocolate chip cookies, which she submitted to Family Circle magazine in a bake-off against then-incumbent first lady Barbara Bush.

The bake-off was an attempt to appeal to stay-at-home moms following her controversial response to California governor Jerry Brown’s criticism that she owed her professional success to her husband, Bill. “I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had tea,” she told a reporter in a soundbite that was reported around the world. “But what I decided to do was fulfill my profession.” Many women responded with outrage, and perhaps that’s why, shortly thereafter, Clinton participated in the traditional Family Circle first lady bake-off. And won.

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked the Democratic presidential candidate what Bill Clinton would be called in her White House. 

What Do We Call Bill Clinton If Hillary Wins? She Has Some Ideas

If Hillary Clinton is elected president in 2016, the nation won’t just have its 

first female president. We’ll also have our first male spouse of a president — and the need for a title other than “first lady.” 

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked the Democratic presidential candidate what Bill Clinton would be called in her White House. 

“It’s a little bit more complicated with him because people still call former presidents ‘Mr. President,’ so I have to really work on this,” Clinton said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday night. 

However, in the case of Bill and Hillary Clinton, as in the case of a few other US Presidental dynasties, the title of POTUS may not be so singular.

If Hillary wins the White House, this will be the first time the President is a spouse of a former President, but there have been a few times Presidents have shared a last name. And when this happens, typically people refer to the former President by a nickname or by their full name:

John Adams (2nd) was Father of John Quincy Adams (6th). The father is generally called John Adams, while the Son is called JQA, or John Quincy Adams.

Get him out of Washington as much as possible, so that he doesn't interfere with her presidency and her people.
Benefit from his advice, privately -- the way GWB apparently got advice from GHWB.

Hillary Clinton Has Some Ideas For Bill's "First Lady

The role of first lady is officially unofficial: there’s no constitutional 

requirement that the president have a partner, and the person occupying the role has never received a salary. The job has evolved over the years. In the 18th and 19th century, the first lady was primarily expected to be a lovely and capable hostess, just like any wife of a distinguished, wealthy American man. These women were expected to bake cookies, host teas, select china patterns, manage household staff and smile graciously at fancy dinners. In the twentieth century, however, things began to shift, and some first ladies began to dig in to more substantial issues than menus and flower arrangements.

“Well, we really should run kind of a contest,” Clinton joked (an idea that runs the risk of Bill Clinton being nicknamed “Saxophone McPresidentface,” or something similar).

Thankfully, Clinton seemed to have a few more dignified ideas in mind. “Some people have said First Gentleman, which, obviously, that fits.” She tallied on her fingers — “Others have said First Mate, which I thought was kind of… Others have said First Dude.”

No matter what they'll wind up calling him, though, Clinton refused to say her husband wouldn’t be part of a Hillary Clinton presidency. “I hope he would be involved,” she said, before moving forward to a discussion of the economy and the aftermath of the Great Recession. 

Hillary Clinton Has Some Ideas For Bill's "First Lady" Nicknam


1st First Gentleman,“First Husband?” Joy Behar inquired. “First Grandpa, First Pop-Pop?” she 

asked, citing granddaughter Charlotte’s nickname for the former president.

“Well, we really should run kind of a contest,” Clinton joked (an idea that runs the risk of Bill Clinton being nicknamed “Saxophone McPresidentface,” or something similar).

Thankfully, Clinton seemed to have a few more dignified ideas in mind. “Some people have said First Gentleman, which, obviously, that fits.” She tallied on her fingers — “Others have said First Mate, which I thought was kind of… Others have said First Dude.”

 “First Husband?” Joy Behar inquired. “First Grandpa, First Pop-Pop?” she asked, citing granddaughter Charlotte’s nickname for the former president.

“Well, we really should run kind of a contest,” Clinton joked (an idea that runs the risk of Bill Clinton being nicknamed “Saxophone McPresidentface,” or something similar).

Thankfully, Clinton seemed to have a few more dignified ideas in mind. “Some people have said First Gentleman, which, obviously, that fits.” She tallied on her fingers — “Others have said First Mate, which I thought was kind of… Others have said First Dude.”

No matter what they'll wind up calling him, though, Clinton refused to say her husband wouldn’t be part of a Hillary Clinton presidency. “I hope he would be involved,” she said, before moving forward to a discussion of the economy and the aftermath of the Great Recession. 

Bill Clinton "First Lady" Nickname 1st First Gentleman

While Hillary has been pretty mum about her plans for a 2016 run for the 

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White House and distracting us with her uncanny Vladimir Putin impressions, her husband seems to want to join her on the comedy circuit.

The former president was asked by Rachel Ray, during a taping of an upcoming episode, what his title would be if Hillary becomes the first female President.

The last White House to have a hostess who was not the wife of the president was exactly a century ago during the tenure of Woodrow Wilson.
After Wilson's first wife, Ellen, died a year and a half into his presidency, their daughter, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, formally took on the role of first lady at age 28 for more than a year until the president remarried in 1915.
The only daughter of Benjamin Harrison, Mary McKee, also became the face of the East Wing after her mother Caroline died. She was 34 when she assumed the role, which she held until the end of her father's time as the nation's chief executive.
Likewise, Martha Jefferson Randolph's mother, also named Martha, had already passed away when her father, Thomas Jefferson, was elected to serve in the Oval Office. That left the 28-year-old daughter of the nation's third president to manage the East Wing.
In other instances, daughters-in-laws, sisters and even a niece fulfilled the duties of the first lady when the position was otherwise vacant.

If a male president's wife is the first lady, what would a female president's husband be known as? First man? First gentleman, First what?

Although other individuals may be called "First Lady" or "First Gentlemen", none are official positions. In contrast, the First Lady of the United States heads an office within the Executive Office of the President (the Presidents "inner circle", run by his Chief of Staffs), called the Office of the First Lady of the United States, which oversees both the First Ladies personal staff and official ceremonies and decorations at the White House. This includes things like booking travel and hotels, arranging services for guests, and overseeing events like the Easter Egg hunt and Halloween trick-or-treating.


By definition, the First Lady is "the wife or hostess of the chief executive of a country or jurisdiction." The term was first used to describe the first-first lady, Martha Washington, and her responsibilities were typically seeing to the comfort of visiting politicians and dignitaries. Even though the title of "First Lady" is an optional one—meaning Michelle Obama could have called herself Boss Woman, First Mate, or DJ fLoTuS. However, no woman who has held the unofficial position has broken with the traditional title.

Madame President's Husband: What Will the first First Gent Do?

Former United States Presidents are typically still called "President So-and-

Madame President's Husband: What Will the first First Gent Do
 so" even after they leave office. It's a name so snazzy, so prestigious, and so seemingly singular that it never goes away.

However, in the case of Bill and Hillary Clinton, as in the case of a few other US Presidental dynasties, the title of POTUS may not be so singular.

If Hillary wins the White House, this will be the first time the President is a spouse of a former President, but there have been a few times Presidents have shared a last name. And when this happens, typically people refer to the former President by a nickname or by their full name:

First Gentleman, whether he is or not. An ex-president is always called "President So-and-so", so if Hilary Clinton is elected President, there will be two President Clintons in the White House. They will be referred to as President Bill Clinton and President Hilary Clinton according to custom, so it is not likely that Bill will be called the "First Gentleman" at all.

One half-century ago, as President Lyndon B. Johnson was running for his own full term in 1964, Polly Bergen starred in the comedy Kisses for My President, the first feature film to feature the first woman President.

The focus, however, is less about Madame President Leslie Harrison McCloud and more about that man she married.

Bergen’s co-star Fred MacMurray depicted another “first” in political film history, the “First Male First Lady,” as the movie poster declared.

His character of Thad McCloud was a rather hapless presidential spouse, wandering around the White House uncertain about his what his public role should be.

When he stumbles into the East Wing, he discovers his staff of a Social Secretary and Personal Secretary, who cluck and coo to him that his life could be “one mad social whirl” if he was willing to preside over ribbon-cutting ceremonies and attend fashion show luncheons fundraisers.

Naming Protocol for Madam President's Spouse

Okay the first, and so far only, female British Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher between 1979-1990. Her husband was Dennis Thatcher (d2003). I've just been looking on Wikipedia and it doesn't say anything about his role as the first husband of a PM but it does say that he was chairman of the Atlas Preservative Co, vice-chairman of Attwoods plc from 1983 to January 1994 and that he was a director of Quinton Hazell plc from 1968 to 1998, and a consultant to Amec plc and CSX Corp.


I also don't think that there is a term such as the First Lady in the UK. At the moment Sarah Brown is just the Prime Minister's wife and I think that is how the spouse is referred to.
And yes Cherie Blair is a barrister (posh wig and gown and all that) and she did continue working in that position whilst Blair was Pm but she did also do a lot of charity work with Barnardos, Refuge and campaigned for the rights of female prisoners.
here's a link for an article about HER legacy

The president's spouse is a private citizen with no official rank, and thus is properly addressed, in writing and in person, as Mrs. Washington (with neither her nor her husband's given name; she would be the Mrs. Washington, with no danger of being mistaken for Mrs. Chuck Washington).
However, courtesy accords precedence to her, or to another lady serving as the president's hostess. This was referred to, in the era of more complicated and more rigorously observed precedence systems, as her being "the first lady of the land." Hence the title.
And now to the husband. If anything is sillier than "first lady," it is "first husband" (unless this is necessary to distinguish him from a marital successor also on the scene). He would be the host, and addressed simply by his name and "Mr." or another honorific he held, such as general or governor.
Perhaps this is the place to say once again that American protocol dictates that only one person at a time can hold the title of president of the United States. Former presidents should never be so addressed, although they have even taken to calling one another that. Miss Manners would have thought that having reached that position would surely have cured anyone of status anxiety.

What Will Bill Clinton Do in the White House?

The fact is that Bill Clinton is no longer Bill Clinton, or at least not the Bill

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Clinton those of us remember from the 1990s. It’s been 16 years since Bill left office. Thanks to a worshipful mainstream media and the willful blindness of his fans, the same guy who lied under oath about harassing vulnerable women morphed into a lovable rogue.


Good old Bill, with his Irishman’s smile and before-it-was-cool dad bod! He sure likes Big Macs, attention, and *wink wink* the ladies!

But Bill has changed, and worse for him – and for Hillary – so have the times. His mischievous leprechaun smile now seems painted on as he is called out once again to the campaign trail to try to win his wife her own political pot of gold. His chubby frame has melted into a sickly shadow of its former self as the Big Macs gave way to a vegan diet that explains his sallow visage. And the attention once lavished upon him is now falling upon Hillary; he stands to the side, an afterthought, yearning for that spotlight to move back onto him.

Hillary Clinton moved into the White House in 1993, she was not granted the same flexibility. As the chair of the Task Force on National Health Care reform, she was slammed in the press for stepping beyond the reaches of her role, in spite of her clear qualifications to work on policy: the implication was that she was being unladylike. To many Americans, the revelations about her husband’s extramarital sexual proclivities confirmed their belief that Hillary was failing to fulfill the remit of the first lady: to be a pleasant and decorative hostess who represents a “traditional” and anachronistic family: a man in charge, a faithful and helpful woman by his side (even though a number of other presidents and first ladies have also had notable affairs). Indeed, Clinton blamed the affair in part on herself for failing as a wife.

Could Bill Clinton Serve in Hillary's Administration?

Hillary Clinton has yet to win the democratic party nomination, let alone the 2016 Presidential election. But if she accomplishes both feats, as she’s currently favored to do, one of the defining personnel choices of her administration will come with an odd twist. We’re not referring to the Vice Presidential running mate, who will likely be a younger up and comer such as Cory Booker or Julian Castro. Instead we’re talking about Secretary of State. It’s a role which has helped define the last few Presidencies, particularly in this time of international transition. And the two names at the top of the list will likely be Joe Biden and Bill Clinton.


Theoretically, the 42nd president of the United States would be eligible to serve in his wife's cabinet, though some legal scholars might raise concerns if she were to nominate him secretary of state.

Were the former president to be confirmed to secretary of state it would place him in the line of succession to the presidency, and should his wife and her vice president become unable to serve Bill Clinton would become president - an ascension some scholars believe would be in violation of the spirit of the Constitution's 22nd Amendment prohibition on president's serving a third term.

Could Bill Clinton Be Vice President If Hillary Clinton Wins

The original Constitution had no requirements for the office of vice president.

However, the 12th Amendment, ratified in 1804, said that, "no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States."
So that would mean that a vice president would have to meet the requirements to be president laid out in Article II of the Constitution. Principally, the person would have to be born in the United States, be at least 35 years of age and have been a resident of this country for the preceding 14 years. So far, so good. Maybe a former president, like Bill Clinton, could serve as vice president.

Electing Bill as VP for Hillary would be difficult, because they're from the same state.  The Constitution forbids the 538 electors from voting for a President and VP from their own state.  Hillary and Bill are both from New York now, so the 29 electors of New York could either vote for Hillary or Bill but not both.  Needless to say, that is less than optimal.

Now, if someone else were elected VP and either died or resigned, Hillary could appoint Bill to replace them as VP. But the Congress has to approve.  Would they?  It looks like we'll still have a Republican Congress.  

Why would Hillary waste the position on someone who's out of the game, so to speak?  She can win points with her party with that assignment, so wasting it on her husband wouldn't help.

Vice President Bill Clinton

Constitution states that Vice President has to meet 

the eligibility requirements to become President. Bill Clinton is ineligible, having served two terms already. HOWEVER, the eligibility clause was written before term limits were established. When written, that requirement referred only to being a natural born citizen, at least 35 years old, 14 years a resident of the United States, who's never been impeached or participated in a rebellion against the US, all of which Bill Clinton meets.

Of course, it would be easy to argue that the advent of term limits expands that list. However, that  question has never been officially ruled on. In the very unlikely event that a two-term president tried to run for the Presidency, it would presumably come up in the courts and be ruled upon. Until then, we can only argue.

My tentative answer is that “eligible” roughly means “elected.” I realize that this is far from perfect evidence — it’s 40 years later than the usage — but the earliest law dictionary that I could find that contained the term, Bouvier’s (1843), defines “eligibility” as “capacity to be elected.” (I take it that, by extension, for appointed offices it would mean “capacity to be appointed.”) If that’s how the term was understood in 1804, then Clinton would not be eligible to the office of president, and thus under the 12th Amendment not eligible to the office of vice president.

What kind of first lady will Bill Clinton be if Hillary becomes president?

Former United States Presidents are typically still called "President So-and-

so" even after they leave office. It's a name so snazzy, so prestigious, and so seemingly singular that it never goes away.

However, in the case of Bill and Hillary Clinton, as in the case of a few other US Presidental dynasties, the title of POTUS may not be so singular.

If Hillary wins the White House, this will be the first time the President is a spouse of a former President, but there have been a few times Presidents have shared a last name. And when this happens, typically people refer to the former President by a nickname or by their full name:

If Hillary Clinton is elected president in 2016, the nation won’t just have its first female president. We’ll also have our first male spouse of a president — and the need for a title other than “first lady.” 

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked the Democratic presidential candidate what Bill Clinton would be called in her White House. 

“It’s a little bit more complicated with him because people still call former presidents ‘Mr. President,’ so I have to really work on this,” Clinton said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday night. 

If Hillary Clinton Becomes President, Who Will Be the First Lady?

Though Bill Clinton's waggish reply - "First Laddie!"   "1st First Gentleman!"- is

more a confirmation of his political professionalism (make a joke, reach out to wavering voters of Scottish ancestry) than useful, it is a question he will have to consider if Hillary makes it to the White House.
First ladies of yore took their time: not until 1877, nearly 90 years after George Washington became the first US president, did they settle on First Lady, having called themselves "Lady", "Mrs President", "Mrs Presidentress", even "Queen". But these days it would be a dereliction of duty if a tabloid journalist did not come up with a name for him in the first 24 hours - so Bill would be well advised to get in first.

There have been several non-wives who served as "first ladies." Presidents Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and John Tyler all had wives who died either before they were elected or while they were in office. In these cases, a close female relative, like a daughter or a niece, took on the position. James Buchanan was the only president to enter and leave the White House as a bachelor. He adopted his orphan niece, Harriet Lane, and appointed her to handle the First Lady's business.

The most generally suggested term is 1st First Gentleman. As that's also what the husbands of the female governors of Michigan and Alaska call themselves, perhaps they could gracefully step aside. Other countries have ducked the issue - in Ireland, Mary McAleese's husband is generally called Dr Martin McAleese, the president's husband; Angela Merkel's spouse, a quantum chemist, is so unwilling to have anything to do with her job that he was once nicknamed "the Phantom of the Opera" by the German press. But both the Philippines and India have First Gentlemen, so maybe Bill could join them, and make a club of three. Just so long as he's not called First Partner. Or, heaven forfend, First Spouse.

Bill Clinton responds to Trump attacks,1st first gentleman

Bill Clinton signaled his strategy for dealing with Donald's Trump's attacks on 

his personal conduct Tuesday: ignore, and move on.

On a campaign swing through Puerto Rico Tuesday, the former president was asked by a reporter whether he had any response to Trump's latest attack on Twitter -- alluding to his past infidelities and charging that he was the "worst abuser" of women in U.S. political history.

Even for Trump, the anything-goes showman whose insults left rivals reeling in the GOP primaries, the attacks have a searing personal dimension, pushing boundaries and forcing his presumed Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, to relive the humiliation of her husband’s adultery.

Given Trump’s own extramarital dalliances along his tabloid-chronicled path from his first wife to his second and third, the tactic could backfire. But it serves strategic goals for the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

Donald J. Trump ✔ ‎@realDonaldTrump
Amazing that Crooked Hillary can do a hit ad on me concerning women when her husband was the WORST abuser of woman in U.S. political history

After Trump tweeted about the Clinton scandals of the 1990s earlier this month, Hillary Clinton was asked during a campaign appearance in Virginia whether she would attempt to correct the record on his provocations.
"I am going to let him run his campaign however he chooses," she said. "I have nothing to say about him and how he is running his campaign."
Her campaign stuck to that approach Tuesday, issuing no formal response to Trump's trolling on Twitter.

Donald Trump steps up attack on Bill Clinton with link to old rape allegations

Donald J. Trump escalated his attacks on former President Bill Clinton’s past 

in an interview on Wednesday with Sean Hannity on Fox News, bringing up an old allegation of rape.

Discussing a recent New York Times article regarding Mr. Trump’s history with women, Mr. Hannity led Mr. Trump down a line of questioning, naming women who had accused Mr. Clinton of sexual misconduct.

“For example, I looked at The New York Times,” Mr. Hannity said. “Are they going to interview Juanita Broaddrick? Are they going to interview Paula Jones? Are they going to interview Kathleen Willey?”

He continued: “In one case, it’s about exposure. In another case, it’s about groping and fondling and touching against a woman’s will.”

Mr Trump appeared to be referencing the claims of Juanita Broaddrick, who alleged in 1999 that Mr Clinton had raped her two decades earlier.

Mrs Broaddrick was also interviewed on Tuesday, and said that the allegations against Mr Clinton were not receiving sufficient attention. She also implicated Hillary Clinton, Mr Trump's probable general election opponent.

"I feel like she has been the enabler behind him, in allowing him to continue on the same path that he did back in the 70's and 80's and 90's," she told Breitbart, the right-wing website. "He has absolutely no morals when it comes to women."

Nick Merrill, the traveling press secretary for the Clinton campaign, likened Mr. Trump’s latest allegations to “doing what he does best, attacking when he feels wounded and dragging the American people through the mud for his own gain.”

Mr. Merrill added: “If that’s the kind of campaign he wants to run, that’s his choice. Hillary Clinton is running a campaign to be president for all of America. It’s not surprising that after a week of still refusing to release his taxes and likening Oakland and Ferguson to the dangers in Iraq, of course he wants to change the subject. So while he licks his wounds, we’ll continue to focus on improving the lives of the American people.”

Bill Clinton: Hillary has ‘best economic ideas’

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton speaks at Bonita Vista High 

School Saturday on behalf of his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Chula Vista — Former President Bill Clinton on Saturday told an adoring crowd that Hillary Clinton “has the best economic ideas” that can "help us all rise together."

He said his wife, the Democratic presidential candidate, and her opponent Bernie Sanders have debated the important issues facing the country, and made no mention of Sanders’ increasing criticism of Hillary Clinton as the campaign heads toward the California primary June 7.

Sanders plans a rally starting at 7:30 P.M. Saturday at National City’s Kimball Park and another in Vista Sunday afternoon.

Bill Clinton told hundreds of people in the Bonita Vista High School gym — and hundreds more in an outdoor overflow area where his comments were piped in — that they needed to help deliver a big win and the necessary delegates to allow Hillary Clinton to clinch the nomination before the summer Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Bill Clinton told hundreds of people in the Bonita Vista High School gym — and hundreds more in an outdoor overflow area where his comments were piped in — that they needed to help deliver a big win and the necessary delegates to allow Hillary Clinton to clinch the nomination before the summer Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

On Saturday, he reiterated that Hillary Clinton wants college students to be able to refinance student loans, and allow them to volunteer for public service for three years to get debt relief — which he added will make it easier for them to move out of their parents’ homes.

That was particularly well received by a crowd that was decidedly younger than the one earlier this month.

He suggested Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and New York senator, would do the best job of helping the country welcome people regardless of where they are from and who they are. He added the country needs to eliminate discrimination against the LGBT community and people with disabilities.

Without mentioning Donald Trump, Clinton railed against the presumptive Republican nominee’s proposal to build a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump is 'not qualified' to be president, says Clinton – as it happened

Hillary Clinton, for the first time since launching her campaign, declared 

herself the inevitable nominee of the Democratic party, having held off a surprisingly strong challenge from her progressive rival, Bernie Sanders. While Clinton has maintained a comfortable lead in both delegates and votes, her opponent has refused to bow out of the primary race even as his path to the nomination narrowed. Today, Clinton said her pledged delegate lead is “insurmountable” and concluded that Sanders is no longer a barrier on her path to the nomination.

She cited his proposal to temporarily bar Muslims from entering American borders, his comments about diminishing the United States’ involvement in NATO and his remarks that he would negotiate directly with the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, as evidence of how “unmoored” Mr. Trump is on foreign policy.

This month, when MSNBC asked a similar question, Mrs. Clinton said that Mr. Trump had “given no indication that he understood the gravity of the responsibilities that go with being commander in chief.” But she stopped short of emphatically declaring that he was unqualified.

Mrs. Clinton’s statements come as she encounters a lingering threat for the Democratic nomination from Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, whose supporters have become increasingly antagonistic toward her candidacy. Despite recent primary wins by Mr. Sanders, his path to the party’s nomination appears mathematically impossible, a fact Mrs. Clinton sought to make abundantly clear.

“I will be the nominee of our party, Chris,” she told Mr. Cuomo. “There is no way I won’t be.”

On Thursday afternoon, Michael Briggs, a spokesman for Mr. Sanders, said in a statement that his candidate’s recent victories in Indiana, West Virginia and Oregon showed that voters there “respectfully disagreed with Secretary Clinton.” He added, “We expect voters in the remaining eight contests also will disagree,” and said that some polls showing Mr. Sanders faring better than Mrs. Clinton against Mr. Trump made it “clear that millions of Americans have growing doubts about the Clinton campaign.”

Throughout the interview, Mrs. Clinton appeared ready to put the primaries behind her and move on to Mr. Trump. Asked if she would consider naming Mr. Sanders her vice-presidential nominee, in an effort to unify the party and bring in his liberal and young supporters, she demurred.

Donald Trump, Correctly, Labels Bill Clinton A Rapist

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump escalated his 
attacks on former President Bill Clinton, accusing him of rape in a Fox News interview Wednesday.

In an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity,” Sean Hannity compared allegations of Trump harassing women that appeared in The New York Times with accusations made against the former president.

“For example, I looked at The New York Times. Are they going to interview Juanita Broaddrick? Are they going to interview Paula Jones? Are they going to interview Kathleen Willey?" Hannity said, listing women who have made allegations of sexual misconduct against Clinton.

“In one case, it's about exposure,” he continued. “In another case, it's about groping and fondling and touching against a woman's will.”

“And rape,” Trump responded.

“And rape,” Hannity said.

"And big settlements, massive settlements," Trump continued. "And lots of other things.

In an interview with Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, Trump was answering questions about an unflattering story published this past weekend by The New York Times involving his relationships with women when he turned his attention to Bill Clinton.
"By the way, you know, it's not like the worst things, OK," Trump said. "You look at what Clinton's gone through with all of the problems and all of the things that he's done."
Hannity went on to question whether the newspaper would interview women including Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey. All three have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct.

The real estate mogul has lashed out at the Clintons in the past over the former president’s infidelities, going so far as to call his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, an “enabler.”

But until now, he had stopped short of accusing Bill Clinton of rape.

In 1999, Broaddrick, a former nursing home employee, accused Clinton of raping her decades earlier when he was a gubernatorial candidate in Arkansas.

Clinton denied the allegations through his attorney and refused to comment on them.

No Precedent for ‘1st First Gentleman’

1st First Gentleman, whether he is or not. An ex-president is always called 

"President So-and-so", so if Hilary Clinton is elected President, there will be two President Clintons in the White House. They will be referred to as President Bill Clinton and President Hilary Clinton according to custom, so it is not likely that Bill will be called the "First Gentleman" at all.

Unlike legislative or judicial titles, executive titles do not persist after leaving office (a result of our disdain for monarchy, one assumes). The press often refers to Bill Clinton as "former president" or "ex-president" but this are improper. His formal title is Mr. Clinton. "First Lady" is the title of the hostess of the White House, not the President's wife. From Jan 3, 2000 to Jan 20, 2000 Chelsea Clinton was our youngest First Lady (since her mother, Hilary, abdicated the office when she became Senator). She may resume the role - a politically favorable move, I would think.

The question – what will we call the husband of the nation's first female president? – may seem minor, but it has more possible answers than you'd think. 

Bill, 68, told Oprah Winfrey in 2007 that his Scottish friends had their own suggestion: "My Scottish friends say I should be called 'first laddie' because it's the closest thing to 'first lady.' I'm not so worried about what I'm called as what I'm called upon to do." 

Hillary Clinton Has a Few Thoughts About Bill's Potential Role as 1st First Gentleman

Bill Clinton as the “1st First Gentleman” will be very polarized, partly because 

they were in the past. Feeling thermometer scores are a way to assess public opinion, and they work on a 0 – 100 scale: 0 degrees is really cold, 50 degrees is neutral, and 100 degrees is warm. 46 percent of the public felt either very warm or very cold towards him in 1996. It would also partly have to do with him being an unusual presidential spouse. He would play a much more political role than most first ladies have done. Also, I suspect that feelings toward him would probably be very linked to Hillary Clinton: People who feel positive towards her are going to feel positive towards him, and vice versa.


Hillary Clinton, the presidential candidate who could very well become the first woman to claim the Oval Office after this year's election, has already outlined her husband's potential gig as the country's first First Gentleman. 

During last night's Democratic debate in South Carolina, Hillary was asked what kind of role former POTUS Bill might take when it comes to advising her on economic affairs. Will he have a "kitchen table role" or a "real policy role?"

Most former first ladies were not the subject of much research in this area because they did not generate much controversy. They were more traditional and so didn’t really have the same polarization. Barbara Bush is an example of a traditional first lady, and feelings towards her were very positive. Most first ladies before Hillary were not involved in policy, and usually took on projects that would have widespread approval – like reducing drug addiction or promoting good health, for example. This enabled them to travel the country in a non-partisan way and do things that both Democrats and Republicans would find laudable. Hillary Clinton deviated from that significantly. But she, and perhaps Eleanor Roosevelt, were an exception. Subsequent first ladies went back to a more traditional role, including Michelle Obama.

What kind of first lady will Bill Clinton be if Hillary becomes president?1st first gentleman

The bake-off was an attempt to appeal to stay at home moms following her 

controversial response to California governor Jerry Brown’s criticism that she owed her professional success to her husband, Bill. “I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had tea,” she told a reporter in a soundbite that was reported around the world. “But what I decided to do was fulfill my profession.” Many women responded with outrage, and perhaps that’s why, shortly thereafter, Clinton participated in the traditional Family Circle first lady bake-off. And won.

Clinton’s cookies are good: my best friend’s mom used to make them for her school lunches. No doubt Hillary could have won any number of bake-offs with her recipe, but politics have paid off far more for her: in less than a year, she may be the first female president of the United States. But if that happens, she won’t be the only one breaking a gender barrier: her husband Bill will step into a role no man has ever held before. So what kind of first lady will Bill Clinton be? (Besides, of course, a manly one).

Different women leveraged the position in different ways: some argue that Lady Bird Johnson was the first to modernize the job when she campaigned on behalf of her husband Lyndon B Johnson in the mid 60s, but others wielded significant political clout before her. Eleanor Roosevelt’s work as a writer, activist, public speaker and social reformer is perhaps most famous. But other notably hard-working first ladies include Florence Harding, wife of Warren G, a passionate suffragette who edited all of her husband’s important speeches and pushed hard to influence his appointments.

But when Hillary Clinton moved into the White House in 1993, she was not granted the same flexibility. As the chair of the Task Force on National Health Care reform, she was slammed in the press for stepping beyond the reaches of her role, in spite of her clear qualifications to work on policy: the implication was that she was being unladylike. To many Americans, the revelations about her husband’s extramarital sexual proclivities confirmed their belief that Hillary was failing to fulfill the remit of the first lady: to be a pleasant and decorative hostess who represents a “traditional” and anachronistic family: a man in charge, a faithful and helpful woman by his side (even though a number of other presidents and first ladies have also had notable affairs). Indeed, Clinton blamed the affair in part on herself for failing as a wife.