During the interview, Clinton told Corden that to understand Presidents, all you have to do is look at the preamble to the US Constitution.
June 16 (News) — Former President Bill Clinton made an appearance The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday night and discussed a range of topics including his new History Channel show, the Clinton Global Initiative, gun safety – and UFOs.
“If you can define how the President defines ‘We the People’ and how the President defines ‘More Perfect Union’ — just those two things — you can evaluate the President on what has been done and how you feel about it,” he said .
“And the greatest presidents have been the ones who have had an ever expanding view of ‘we the people,’ and expanding and deepening what constitutes a more perfect union.”
When asked what he misses most about being president, Clinton drew laughter and applause when he said Air Force One.
“What I miss most is the job,” Clinton said. “John Kennedy once said that the great thing about the presidency is that it stretches every capacity you have to make the right decision and help the greatest number of people, and it was a daily challenge.”
Clinton, who was president from 1993 to 2001, said he misses work because he loves it and it’s a privilege to go to work every day. He added that the information ecosystem makes it difficult for any president to focus on why they wanted the job in the first place.
Clinton said the incessant need for high levels of clicks and retweets is making it difficult for presidents.
“When there’s blood on the floor, it gets more clicks and retweets than solving a big problem,” Clinton said. “So it’s a real struggle because there’s a lot more energy going into discrediting people personally than talking about what’s going to lift the country.”
Clinton said he will restart the Clinton Global Initiative in September.
“I like the global initiative because the only requirement is to come and get involved, you have to commit to doing something. And we’re trying to help people network so that what’s happening or not happening in government or in the private sector, there’s always a gap between what government can provide and what the private sector can produce , and we’re trying to decide how we can close the gap faster, faster and better.”
Clinton was asked for his point of view on what UFOs are.
“We tried everything we could to find out about Roswell, and we also sent people to Area 51 to make sure there were no aliens there,” Clinton said.
James Corden interrupted him and asked who was sent.
“Oh, if I had told you that…” Clinton replied to laughter from the audience.
Clinton said during a 2018 visit to Hawaii, he toured the world’s largest telescope and met with international science teams working there.
Clinton asked them if they were arguing about the likelihood of life in outer space. He said they replied that they had big arguments about it.
So Clinton asked what is the reach of the arguments? He said the scientists replied that some of them believe the probability is 85%, others believe it is 95% likely.