Former President Bill Clinton said he was dumbfounded by Karl Rove s claims about his wife s health, saying he expects Republicans to come up with whatever it takes as Hillary Rodham Clinton considers running for president.
First they say she was faking her concussion, now they say she s auditioning for a part on The Walking Dead, Clinton said Wednesday. She is strong, she is doing great. As far as I can tell, she s in better shape than I am.
Dismissing Rove s comments and the Republican take on all things Hillary, Clinton said: Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
Rove said the former secretary of State had a serious health episode and has hidden information about her health. The New York Post had reported the GOP strategist told an audience that Hillary Clinton may have suffered brain damage from a concussion and blood clot suffered in 2012, which sparked heavy criticism of Rove. He said Tuesday on Fox News that he had not used that specific phrase.
Clinton said comments such as Rove s are just the beginning for his wife, who will decide sometime later this year whether to run in 2016. You can t be too upset about it, he said. They ll just get better and better.
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He joked, however, that the GOP line about the Clintons hasn t come around on a particular issue that dogged them while he was in the White House.
I m still waiting for them to admit there s nothing to Whitewater, Clinton said.
Clinton s remarks came at the end of his discussion about the economy at the 2014 Fiscal Summit sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.