The tension between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama apparently hasn’t subsided since the 2016 election.
During an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning, Clinton told Mo Rocca he thought the media went easy on Obama because he was black.
Premising the question on the belief of Trump supporters that there is a double standard for Trump and Obama, Clinton said, “Well, they did treat him differently than other Democrats and Republicans. That was the political press.”
When asked why, Clinton answered, “You know, I don’t know. They liked him, and they liked having the first African-American president.”
In 2016, Clinton criticized Obama’s America.
During a rally in Spokane, Washington that March, Clinton seemed to tear down Obama to boost his wife.
“Literally from the time I met her till we talked yesterday, she is the best change maker I have ever known.
“She always finds a way to make something good happen, to make people feel empowered, to buy people into the process, to make democracy work the way the framer intended for it to work,” Clinton said.
“Now, if you don’t believe that we can all grow together again, if you don’t believe that we’re ever going to grow again, if you believe it’s more important to relitigate the past, there may be many reasons that you don’t want to support her.
“But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the 7 years before that when we were practicing trickle-down economics and no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her,” Clinton said.