Former President Bill Clinton lost his cool when he was asked by Fox News Sunday reporter Chris Wallace about whether he’d done enough on his watch as commander-in-chief to hunt for Osama bin Laden.
The video shows Clinton angrily jabbing his finger repeatedly at Wallace and demanding credit for what he did do – try.
“At least I tried. That’s the difference (between) me and some,” he said. “Including all the right-wingers who are attacking me now.
“They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try. They did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed,” he said.
The comments are just part of a longer interview that is scheduled to air on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.
It was not the first time Clinton has unleashed his temper when asked a question. It was during a 1999 White House picnic when Clinton erupted at a question from WND Washington bureau chief Paul Sperry.
Bin Laden, who has appeared on tape taking credit for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania that claimed more than 3,000 lives, had installed most of the network that launched the attack months, even years, prior to the attacks.
George W. Bush had been sworn in as president, succeeding Clinton, only eight months earlier, at the beginning of 2001.
Some of the hijackers had lived in the United States, taking flying lessons, for extended periods, officials have said.
Fox said the program actually focuses on issues including the Clinton Global Initiative, which involves “hundreds of influential heads of state, international policymakers, corporate heavyweights, and religious leaders” in addressing major global challenges.
The former president believes he will have to live to be a “very old man” in order to do as much out of office as he did in the White House for eight years, Fox said. But his goal is to confront and address issues such as religious conflict, climate change and public health and poverty.
“We will sit down with the nation’s 42nd president to discuss his second annual Clinton Global Initiative, as well as the Democrats chances of winning back Congress, and his wife’s presidential aspirations,” the network’s promotion says.
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