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David Gregory Tries to Explain What Bill Clinton Meant in ‘Out of Touch’ Interview

Former President Bill Clinton spoke to Meet the Press host David Gregory Tuesday about his family’s finances — which have induced multiple gaffes from presumed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (and even one from daughter Chelsea) — arguing that it was “factually true” that they’d been broke upon leaving the White House and that his wife was not in fact “out of touch.”

In response to some light Joe Scarborough mocking about the Clintons doing their own grocery shopping in Chappaqua, New York, Gregory gave his explanation of Clinton’s remarks:

“In many ways what I heard Bill Clinton saying was, ‘Look, we still think we’re that couple from Arkansas and certainly I, as a politician in Arkansas, didn’t have a lot. I came into the White House and my life completely changed then and after that. I did have a lot of debt and things completely took off.’

“What he’s saying is your politics, your positions, your ideology ought to speak louder than your wealth. But you almost want to insert some language about, ‘Look, we get it. We’re very wealthy now, but we’re really committed to the right things.’ That’s what he’s arguing for.”

Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:

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