POLITICS
11/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bill Clinton On The Daily Show: Negotiating With North Korea, Lunch With Obama, And How Health Care Is "Bankrupting" America

Bill Clinton returned for his fifth appearance on The Daily Show on Thursday night. During the 20 minute, wide ranging discussion, Clinton dished on his foundation, his negotiations with Kim Jong-il ("Along with obviously the Global Initiatives there's also your role as Batman."), lunch with Barack Obama, and, of course, the fight for health care reform.

"What's that type of meeting like now?" Stewert asked about Clinton's lunch with the President. "What's the expression that you have to to put on your face for that meeting?"

"Well, you know, we only have one President at a time, so I put on whatever expression he thinks I should," Clinton smiled.

During the last segment, the conversation turned to health care. "This is bankrupting America," Clinton said emphatically.

"Last year... I went to 300 towns... I didn't go to a single town that somebody didn't have a health care horror story. Not one." Clinton continued, "now I see these town hall meetings and people saying you're gonna have death panels... I have to tell you, the only people I met, when there were no cameras, no action, no lights, just real America out there, were people that were already losing their health care and were desperate. And their families were despondent."

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