Hillary Clinton Says As President, She Would Call Obama, 'Asking for His Advice'

By Susan Jones | July 25, 2016 | 7:50am EDT
In this Tuesday, June 7, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a presidential primary election night rally in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

(CNSNews.com) - Democrat Hillary Clinton has campaigned on the promise to carry on where President Obama left off -- to make her first term President Obama's third term, in effect.

In an intervew with CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Clinton said she'll be "relying" on Obama when he leaves office: "You know, I've already put him on notice. I'm going to be picking up the phone. I'm going to be calling and asking for his advice."

Clinton was making the point that she would have the advice of two former presidents -- Obama and her own husband Bill.

The comments came after correspondent Scott Pelley told Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, "You're going to be vice president in a White House with two presidents." Kaine called it "an embarrassment of riches."

Then Clinton jumped in: "I think it's an all-hands-on-deck time. We're going to have a cracker-jack staff. And we're going to have, you know, great efforts with our congressional allies and others.

Pelley told Clinton he expected her to jump out of her chair "and tell me that there was only going to be one president."

"Well, no," Clinton said. "Because I will be the president. But it does happen to be a historical fact that my husband served as president for eight years. And there's a lot that happened which helped the American people during those eight years.

"I want an economy that creates more jobs. And that's a lot of jobs. I want an economy that gets back to raising incomes for everybody. Most Americans haven't had a raise. I want an economy that's going to help lift millions of people out of poverty. Because, given the great recession, we have fallen back in the wrong direction.

"And I'm also going to be relying on President Obama. You know, I've already put him on notice. I'm going to be picking up the phone. I'm going to be calling and asking for his advice. And so we're going to put 'em all to work."

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