Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton hinted that her husband and former president, Bill Clinton should come out of retirement to help her if she’s elected president in November.
When discussing jobs at a stop in Kentucky, Hillary said that her husband would be an asset in the jobs department, and that he should come out of retirement:
“I’ve told my husband he’s got to come out of retirement and be in charge of this, because you know, he’s got more ideas a minute than anybody I know,” she said, smiling.
“Gotta put people back to work and make it happen. So we’re going to give it all we’ve got absolute full-in 100 percent effort because I worry we won’t recognize our country if we don’t do this.”
Clinton has been under increased scrutiny after boasting in a CNN Town Hall: “We’re going to put a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business.”
Despite the next statement, where she said the United States should “make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people,” Clinton has received increased backlash from the coal mining areas of Ohio and West Virginia.
As a result, the Clintons have gone on a tour of coal country ahead of the Indiana primary on May 3. Bill was confronted by protesters unhappy with the comment in West Virginia.
During the campaign stop in Ashland, Kentucky, Hillary talked to a crowd at a restaurant with members of union, imploring her desire for the Republicans in the state to stop their unionization efforts:
“I know how disappointed people are in government and politics,” Clinton said. “I know, people think, OK you come and you talk to us, you ask for our votes, and what do you do? You never produce. So I’m going to tell you what I’m going to do so you can hold me accountable.”
She continued, saying “it’s not rhetoric way up here and then nothing happens” that will bring about a positive difference, instead suggesting that it would be helpful for partnerships and shared ideas. For Hillary, that includes her husband.