Clinton Says Ford ‘Absolutely Destroyed’ Canadian Stereotypes

Former president of the U.S., Bill Clinton, commented on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s highly controversial scandals, alleging to a late-night TV talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, that he has broken all Canadian stereotypes. Although Mr. Clinton was invited on last night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to give his comments about speculations that his wife, Hillary Clinton, will be running for president in 2016, but he was swayed to discuss politics north of the border by the show’s host.

Inquiring about Mayor Ford, Kimmel asked Mr. Clinton “have you been following Toronto Mayor Rob Ford?” adding that “I know he’s Canadian but I would love it if you could put a word in with Hillary — a potential running mate, I don’t know. Maybe secretary of state.” In response to the question, Clinton replied that “I will say this. He has absolutely destroyed every stereotype people have about Canadians.” Additionally, Clinton alleged that “the Canadians are upbeat, optimistic, can-do. They are embracing, they’re inclusive,” and added that “everything I ever believed about Canadians, ol’ Rob has proved (that) stereotypes are not good, positive or negative I guess.”

Mr. Ford has been a favourite topic of late-night TV shows in the U.S. since his confession to have smoked crack cocaine “probably in one of my drunken stupors.” In a different but equally explosive scandal, Mr. Clinton was accused to have had a sexual relationship with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, during his presidency in 1995 and 1996, which led to him being impeached.

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