WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to her husband’s defense of her comments on wealth, saying the thought was “sweet,” but she doesn’t need anybody to defend her own record.

In an interview with PBS NewsHour, she said Bill Clinton’s defense that she’s “not out of touch” with middle-class Americans was kind, but unnecessary.

“My husband was very sweet today, but I don’t need anybody to defend my record, I think my record speaks for itself,” Hillary Clinton told PBS.

The former president came to his wife’s defense Tuesday at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Denver.

Hillary Clinton said in an interview with ABC News earlier this month that she and her family were “dead broke” after leaving the White House in 2000. In regards to her own comments, she noted to NewsHour that, “I shouldn’t have said the five or so words that I said, but my unartful use of those few words doesn’t change who I am, what I’ve stood for my entire life, what I stand for today.”

After causing controversy with her comments amid her “Hard Choices” book tour, she also added that the Clinton family’s income is unlike “a lot of people who are truly well-off.”

As far as 2016 presidential potential, Clinton said: “You have to be a little bit crazy to run for president.”

The full interview with the former first lady is slated to for airing Wednesday night.


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