Bill and Hillary take to joint stage on Haiti
Haiti is a family concern for Washington power couple, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and husband former President Bill Clinton.
The Clintons — albeit separately — addressed a donors conference on Haiti on Tuesday — Hillary as the new top diplomat and Bill as the head of his charity.
In her morning address, Hillary Clinton shared her love for the impoverished nation, revealing she went to Haiti for the first time with her husband soon after they were married.
“We have a deep commitment to Haiti and the people of Haiti. Our homes are filled with art from Haiti and we have friends who hail from Haiti,” she gushed.
Clinton will be in Haiti on Thursday, following in her husband’s footsteps after he went there last month along with U.N. Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, who was also at the conference.
Conference organizers allotted Bill Clinton the prime lunchtime address but the former president was quick to pass on credit to his wife.
“Besides, the Secretary of State has spoken for my family here today,” he said to laughs from the audience.
Photo credits: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton concludes his remarks to the Haiti Donors Conference at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 2009, after his wife, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted when she arrived at the same conference earlier in the day.