Former President Bill Clinton addressed global issues and briefly touched on his wife’s failed presidential campaign Thursday night during an appearance at LIU Post in Brookville, where he also discussed the administration of the man who defeated her.
Clinton, in both solo remarks and a question-and-answer session with former Rep. Steve Israel lasting more than an hour, covered topics in the headlines recently, including immigration, the November presidential election in which Donald Trump defeated the former first lady, North Korea and the Middle East.
Despite the rancor and division dominating the current national political climate, Bill Clinton said what brings people together is far more important than what divides them.
“In this age, you can build all the walls you want, we are still interconnected,” Clinton said to a packed theater of about 2,200 at the campus’ Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.
The 42nd president’s first mention of Hillary Clinton came early and garnered applause when he mentioned staffers in the audience who had worked for him and his wife. He then said one of those staffers is Dominican, and “he’s one of those immigrants I think we’re very lucky to have.”
Clinton said the world’s goals should be “to build…