President Bill Clinton speaks at an organizing event for his wife, Hillary Clinton, at the Hebrew Home for the Aging on Monday.
Bill Clinton on Monday told the whole mishpacha at the Bronx’s Hebrew Home for the Aged that his wife, presidential candidate Hillary candidate, is anything but meshuga .
In a campaign event at the predominantly Jewish nursing home in Riverdale, the former President received a warm welcome, touting to hundreds of receptive residents Hillary’s competence on issues like national security, keeping Social Security intact and protecting Israel.
But he also spoke sincerely about the former first lady’s desire to stick up for the elderly.
Bill Clinton on Monday told the whole mishpacha at the Bronx’s Hebrew Home for the Aged that his wife, presidential candidate Hillary candidate, is anything but meshuga.
“So many vulnerable people. We are all living longer now,” he said. “It means that we have to make the most of our elder years. That’s another thing she’s really interested in.”
“She’s the best person that I have ever known,” Clinton said. “Trying to lift the poor, protecting the defenseless and being a friend of Israel.”
“She was your senator and did a good job. She did a good job as a secretary of state. She negotiated the Iran deal,” he added.
“If you look at the job of the next president, it’s to help people across regional, racial, religious, ethnic and generational lines so we can rise together and live together. We need your help because New York is really important in this election.”
His visit to the facility come just a week before New York’s pivotal April 19 primary, when 291 Democratic delegates will be up for grabs.
During a second stop, at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, in Brooklyn, Clinton spoke to a predominantly black audience about immigration reform, small business growth and thanked his fellow New Yorkers for their support.
“She is profoundly grateful that New York gave her the chance to be senator,” he said. “I can’t tell you how many times over the last 15 years … she said, ‘You know, I think I loved that job more than anyone ever had because New York is so diverse and is so committed everywhere to maximizing potential.'”