09/17/2010 01:56 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bill Clinton Offers Advice To Obama, Discusses Clinton Global Initiative With HuffPost's Willow Bay (VIDEO)

***UPDATE*** In two new videos, former President Clinton discusses the efforts to remove the rubble from earthquake-devastated Haiti and offers advice to President Obama: hit the stump and sell your plans directly to the American people.



On a mission to keep off the weight he lost this summer for daughter Chelsea's wedding, President Bill Clinton is experimenting with a low-cholesterol, vegetarian diet.

Clinton, apparently eager to fit some exercise into his busy schedule, walked across Time Square on Thursday evening for an interview with Yahoo! News and The Huffington Post. Clinton is in New York gearing up for the Clinton Global Initiative's (CGI) Annual Meeting.

In this part of the interview, President Clinton explains the way potential grandchildren motivate him to stick to the diet, and shares one of his favorite moments from Chelsea's recent wedding to Marc Mezvinksky.


The sixth Annual Meeting of the CGI starts Monday. The meeting "brings together heads of state, government and business leaders, scholars, and NGO directors" to "analyze pressing global challenges, discuss the most effective solutions, and build lasting partnerships that enable them to create positive social change." More than 1,000 members will attend.

We asked President Clinton how he's building support for solving the world's problems when the economic crisis has left one-in-seven Americans living in poverty.


Click here for more on the Clinton Global Initiative.

Anna Robertson and Erin Green produced the interview for Yahoo! News.