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President Bill Clinton on Being a First-Time Grandfather: 'It's a Good Deal'

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 11:45 AM, January 23, 2015

Aired July 28, 2015

Back in September, President Bill Clinton became a first-time grandfather when his daughter, Chelsea, welcomed baby Charlotte into the world.

Now, four months into his new role, President Clinton says grand-parenting is a "good deal."

"She's becoming louder," President Clinton said of four-month-old Charlotte, born Sept. 26, 2014. "For the longest time, she didn't laugh or cry ... Now, she's kind of moving to music. She'll laugh. She'll cry a little bit if she gets upset.”

"I've actually resolved this year to start playing my horn again,” he continued. “I want to play to my granddaughter."

As for diaper duty, President Clinton says he’s taking the backseat for now.

"I'd be happy to change diapers," President Clinton -- who joined Rach in our kitchen to make a delicious game-day chili -- revealed. "But today, you gotta put all that anti-chafing stuff on their rear. There are more moving parts than there were when I was a dad. [Laughs]"

Meanwhile, with the 2016 Presidential Election inching closer and closer, President Clinton also gave Rach an update on his wife, Hillary's, rumored bid for the White House.

"It's a serious decision," President Clinton told Rach. "It's a serious decision for Hillary; a serious decision for the country and the world."

"I love my wife. Whatever she wants to do, I'm for," he continued. "I think it'd be good for the country, because she's the ablest person I've ever worked with. If she decided not to do it, I'd give her the Bucket List and we'd go check 'em off."

Of course, if Hillary does become the first-ever female President of the United States, our country would then have to figure out a pretty important issue: what to actually call her husband.

"If the President is a man, you call the President's spouse The First Lady. So, we'll have to cross this bridge if a gay couple ever [gets elected]," President Clinton said, before adding:

"If a woman became President, I could be called Adam. [Laughs]"

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