Thursday 29 September 2016

Bill Clinton tells Marine who interrupted speech: 'If I were still your Commander-in-Chief, I'd tell you to be more polite'

Published 27/02/2016 | 19:53

Former President Bill Clinton addresses the audience at Freedom Temple Ministry while campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton addresses the audience at Freedom Temple Ministry while campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C) campaigns with her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L), and Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin (R) while attending a Get Out the Vote" rally
Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a "Get Out The Vote" at Miles College on February 27, 2016 in Fairfield, Alabama. Hillary Clinton held a campaign rally in Alabama before returning to South Carolina for her South Carolina primary night event. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former US President Bill Clinton had some choice words for a Marine who interrupted his speech to slam his wife.

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Clinton was speaking during a rally for Hillary's presidential campaign in South Carolina when an unidentified Marine stood up and spoke over him, to slam the former Secretary of State's treatment of Benghazi, the 2012 attack which killed four Americans.

"Your wife tried to cover it up," the man, only identified as "the Marine sergeant" told Clinton 40 minutes into his speech, according to the New York Daily News.

"The fact that (Hillary Clinton) is not in prison now is mind-blowing," he said.

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C) campaigns with her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L), and Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin (R) while attending a Get Out the Vote
Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C) campaigns with her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L), and Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin (R) while attending a Get Out the Vote" rally

The man was booed by the 500-strong crowd.

Clinton quickly jumped to defend his wife, saying: "You listen to me, as I've heard you. I'm not your commander-in-chief anymore, but I were, I'd tell you to be more polite."

"This is America. I get to answer back. I heard your speech. They heard your speech. You listen to me now."

The man was escorted out of the premises by security.

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a
Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a "Get Out The Vote" at Miles College on February 27, 2016 in Fairfield, Alabama. Hillary Clinton held a campaign rally in Alabama before returning to South Carolina for her South Carolina primary night event. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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