Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

Father. Grandfather. 42nd President of the United States. Founder, Clinton Foundation. Follow @clintonfdn for more on our work around the world.

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Through his faith in principled compromise, and his ability to see his adversaries as human beings, John Hume helped forge the peace that has held to this day. My full statement on my friend's passing here:

Heartbroken by the devastation caused by the recent explosion in Beirut. My thoughts are with those in Lebanon & around the world touched by this tragedy. The Lebanese people are strong and I know in time they’ll come together & heal. The rest of us should do all we can to help.

This is a terrific choice! @KamalaHarris  will be a great partner and she and @JoeBiden  make a strong team.

We expect our elected officials to protect the right to vote and to ensure every vote is counted. This attack on the Postal Service —an institution as old as the Republic itself and depended upon, and trusted by, millions of Americans— is designed to ensure that neither is done.

We all remember where we were when the planes struck nineteen years ago. We remember the confusion, the fear, and the pain. Today we remember the loved ones lost, the bravery and resolve of the first responders, and how we came together as a nation. Never forget.

Twenty-six years ago, I was proud to sign Assault Weapons Ban and the Violence Against Women Act. It wouldn't have happened without Joe Biden's leadership. We need them both again.

We wish the President and First Lady a speedy recovery, and hope for the safety of the White House staff, the Secret Service, and others putting their lives on the line. This pandemic has affected so many. We must continue to protect ourselves, our families, and communities.

October 11th was a beautiful day 45 years ago. Still is. The bride was beautiful too. And still is. Happy Anniversary, Hillary. I love you.

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I was saddened to hear about the passing of Jerry Jeff Walker. I’ll never forget seeing him at the Armadillo music hall in Austin in 1972, or his performance for my 1992 campaign the night before Election Day. He was a true original, and his music will live on.


Even as we protect free speech and assembly, we must condemn hatred, violence and white supremacy. #Charlottesville 

How many more people have to die before we reinstate the assault weapons ban & the limit on high-capacity magazines & pass universal background checks? After they passed in 1994, there was a big drop in mass shooting deaths. When the ban expired, they rose again. We must act now.

Welcome to @Twitter , @POTUS ! One question: Does that username stay with the office? #askingforafriend 

Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are in peril. They need our help now.

On this Father’s Day I’m thinking of the thousands of children separated from their parents at the border. These children should not be a negotiating tool. And reuniting them with their families would reaffirm America’s belief in & support for all parents who love their children.

BREAKING: We just learned that the @ClintonCenter  has been bugged.

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The heartbreaking violence in Venezuela must stop. I stand with President , the National Assembly, and the people of as the #Venezuela  embrace their right to live in peace, choose their leaders, and decide their future, in harmony with their neighbors.

Walking away from Paris treaty is a mistake. Climate change is real. We owe our children more. Protecting our future also creates more jobs.