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Former President Bill Clinton may have seen his wife’s Oval Office ambitions as a threat, a one-time top adviser said in a blistering new interview.
Longtime Bubba confidante Doug Band dished to Vanity Fair about Clinton’s oftentimes unhinged behavior on the 2008 primary campaign trail — saying he thinks the outbursts were caused by a desire for Hillary to lose.
“He was used to it being all about him, and if she won, it would be all about her,” Band said.
Band rose from being Clinton’s White House body man to his most trusted post-presidency aide — before being exiled after a falling out. He said his former boss wasn’t ready for such a big life change.
“That’s not how [Bill] lived his life for the four decades leading up to that election.”
The ex-president’s outbursts while he campaigned for his wife were so notable that top Democratic officials asked him to tone it down.
Some commentators even accused Clinton of “playing the race card” with his attacks on Barack Obama.
At the time, Band said he attributed his mentor’s erratic conduct to the lingering effects of Clinton’s 2004 heart attack, the fact that he hadn’t run a national campaign in more than 10 years — and a deep dislike of Hillary’s opponent.
“Obama drove him nuts,” Band told the magazine.
However, looking back, Band thinks Clinton could have simply been dabbling in sabotage, consciously or unconsciously, so his wife wouldn’t win.
“In her White House, he would be back under a microscope but without the benefit of being the one in charge,” Band said.
A Clinton family spokesperson shot down the suggestion as “ridiculous,” in a statement to the mag.
“President Clinton did more than 300 events on [Hillary’s] behalf, and very much wanted her to win,” the spokesperson said.
The rep accused Band of being self-serving and abusing the relationship with Clinton for his own financial gain.
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