June 24th, 2014
08:55 PM ET

Bill Clinton: Hillary is "not out of touch"

Former President Bill Clinton defended his wife Hillary against accusations she's out of touch, after her comments that the family was "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2001.

In an interview with NBC's David Gregory as part of the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver, Bill Clinton pushed back against calls that Hillary doesn't understand the average American, noting that she has worked "all her life" on "things that were good for ordinary people."

Bill Clinton defends Hillary: 'She's not out of touch’

"It is factually true that we were several million dollars in debt," Clinton said with a smiling Hillary and Chelsea Clinton watching on. "Everyone now assumes that what happened in the intervening years was automatic. I am shocked that it happened. I am shocked that people still want me to come give talks. I am grateful."

But is the former president creating a bigger problem?

OutFront, John Avlon, Margaret Hoover and Peter Beinart.

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