Bill Clinton joined James Corden on the Late Late Show this week, discussing a variety of contemporary political issues. One moment, however, which caught the attention of viewers was the former president’s subtle dig at Donald Trump.
During a segment on the CBS show, Corden gave his staff the opportunity to ask Bill Clinton a question, with one staffer asking the 75-year-old who his favourite fictional president was.
“Oh man, there have been so many good ones,” he admitted. After mentioning a variety of actors including Martin Sheen and Morgan Freeman, Clinton couldn’t resist but add witty mention of Trump as his final choice.
Corden and the in-studio audience were quick to applause and laugh over the comment.
Twitter was also quick to react to the segment, with many praising Clinton on his humorous take. One user wrote, “That was perfect…Couldn’t have staged that better had they tried…I love Clintons dry sense of humor…Makes it even better…”
Another chimed in: “Bubba’s got jokes. Good one, President Clinton!”
Clinton talks future of American democracy
Whilst Clinton’s visit to the Late Late Show studio sure saw some amusing moments, Corden was adamant on asking the former president’s opinion on the current political sphere.
“I actually think there is a fair chance we could completely lose our constitutional democracy for a couple of decades if we make bad decisions. I am not naïve about this. I have been in a lot of fights,” he told the host.
“I have lost some and won a bunch. I have been elated and heartbroken. But I have never before been as worried about the structure of our democratic form of government.”
The former President also took the opportunity to speak on the hot topic of gun control in the United States. Clinton made a particular point of emphasising the need for bipartisanship on the issue, reminding viewers to not be “defensive” and “sneering”.