Where Did Hillary Clinton & Bill Meet? He Retold The Story At The Democratic Convention
The Democratic National Convention is well underway; the party's nominee Hillary Clinton will close the convention on Thursday night with her formal acceptance of the nomination. Over the last few days, there have been many important speakers embracing Clinton's nomination, including President Obama and First Lady Michelle, Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Bill Clinton, who took to the stage Tuesday to share the story of how he and his wife first met. So where did Hillary and Bill Clinton meet?
Obama on Wednesday night said of the Democratic nominee, "I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman — not me, not Bill, nobody — more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America." And Clinton's husband, Bill, had kind words of his own, referring to his wife as "the best darn change-maker I've ever met," during his Tuesday night convention address.
Clinton's husband, Bill, told the crowd about how they met in 1971 at Yale Law School. He shared how the first time he saw Hillary was in a class on political and civil rights and spoke of her "strength and self-possession," and how the first time they spoke was at the library — but only after she approached him.
Hillary told the story a few months back on the Steve Harvey show, and both Clintons recounted how Hillary approached Bill in the Yale Law School library and said to him, "If you're gonna keep looking at me and I'm gonna keep looking back, we at least ought to know each other's names. I'm Hillary Rodham, who are you?"
She also shared with talk show host Steve Harvey how the first time she saw Bill he was talking to a group of people about how his state grows "the biggest watermelons in the world." So Hillary asked about him, and someone told her, "That's Bill Clinton. He's from Arkansas; that's all he ever talks about."
Moving forward in her campaign, Clinton has said she will give her husband a role in her administration if she were to serve a second term but has worked to distance her campaign from her husband's presidency, noting that she is not "running for her husband's third term," according to CNN. The outlet also reported Clinton saying, "I'm going to put (him) in charge of revitalizing the economy. You know he knows how to do it."