Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonA year into his presidency, Biden is polling at an all-time low Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House To progressive Democrats: Follow the lesson of Maine state Sen. Chloe Maxmin MORE has an interesting suggestion for what to call him if his wife becomes president: “Adam.”
In an interview with Rachael Ray airing Thursday, the cook-turned-talk show host asked the former president about what his title would be if Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA year into his presidency, Biden is polling at an all-time low The Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House MORE were to win a 2016 White House bid.
“Let’s say, if a woman became president, we could, I could be called ‘Adam.’ I don’t know,” Clinton said, according to comments released in advance of the show’s airing.
Clinton also wondered aloud about what would happen if a gay couple occupied the executive mansion: “You know, if the president is a man, you call the president’s spouse ‘the first lady,’ so we’ll have to cross this bridge if a gay couple [is ever in the White House].”
“We’re joking about this,” said Clinton, “but it’s a serious decision. Serious decision for Hillary, serious decision for the country, and the world.”
The ex-commander in chief said later, “I’m happy to joke about it, but, look, I love my wife. Whatever she wants to do, I’m for. I think it’d be good for the country because she’s the ablest person I’ve ever worked with.”
He added, “If she decided not to do it, I’d give her the bucket list, and we’d go check ‘em off.”