It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton has always touted the two presidential terms of husband and former President Bill Clinton as part of her sales pitch for president, bundling the two of them together as a package deal.
In Kentucky this week, where she squared off against Senator Bernie Sanders in one of the final primaries before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary told attendees at a campaign event details of what Bill Clinton’s role as first-husband might be.
According to ABC News, if Hillary Clinton does win the Democratic nomination and manages to defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the general election, she plans to put the former president “in charge of economic revitalization.”
“My husband, who I’m going to put in charge of revitalizing the economy, ’cause you know he knows how to do it,” Clinton told the crowd at an outdoor organizing rally. “And especially in places like coal country and inner cities and other parts of our country that have really been left out.”
According to the report, Hillary Clinton has trotted out her husband’s experience previously while campaigning in Kentucky, a state that supported Bill Clinton during the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections.
“I’ve 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,” she said, while talking about manufacturing and jobs.
Hillary Clinton has previously hinted at a possible role for the former president, including on ABC’s “The View” last month where she told hosts:
“I think he’ll — I hope he’ll have a lot of involvement in starting the economy to really take off.”
Over the course of the campaign, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said she would seek her husband’s advice if she takes office.
Clinton and Sanders squared off on Tuesday in the Oregon and Kentucky primaries, with Sanders winning Oregon soundly and battling to a virtual tie in Kentucky, a state she won by 35 points in 2008.
While it’s true that during the last Clinton administration some parts of the economy thrived, parts of it suffered greatly, namely the middle class, which saw tens of thousands of factories closed as a result of disastrous trade deals like NAFTA.