May. 15, 2016 8:30pm Tré Goins-Phillips
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has made it no secret that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will play a significant role in her administration, should she win the presidency. Now, she’s getting specific.
During a campaign stop in Fort Mitchell, Alabama, Sunday, the former secretary of state was more blunt then ever about how large of a part her husband would play in her White House, telling rallygoers she plans to put Bill Clinton “in charge of economic revitalization.”
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“My husband, who I am going to put in charge of revitalizing the economy, ’cause, you know, he knows how to do it,” Hillary Clinton said. “And especially in places like coal country and inner cities and other parts of the country that have been really left out.”
The Democratic delegate leader made similar remarks earlier this month during a visit to Kentucky, a state where Bill Clinton remains very popular among the largely white, working-class electorate.
“I 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,” Hillary Clinton said.
Over the course of the campaign season, Hillary Clinton has leaned on the former president for advice and often boasts about his economic record, praising him for increasing wages and creating jobs.
“The economy does better when you have a Democrat in the White House,” she said last October at a debate.