Dick Morris: I know Hillary best — even though I haven’t worked with her for 20 years
Former Fox News contributor and presidential advisor Dick Morris ended his interview with radio host David Pakman abruptly on Thursday after Pakman called him out for contradicting himself in statements regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Let me say that I know Hillary better than almost anybody who’s commenting on her in the public sphere, including the spokesman and supporters,” Morris told Pakman. “They haven’t worked with her for more than 20 years in the kind of close way that I have.”
“But I thought you said it had also been about 20 years since you worked with her,” Pakman responded.
“Yeah, that’s right,” Morris said.
“So you haven’t worked with her for as long as those other people,” Pakman said, pushing the matter.
“Okay, well, thanks very much,” Morris said. “Nice interview.”
Earlier in the interview, Morris told Pakman that his relationship with Hilary Clinton and her husband, President Bill Clinton, ended “a few years” after he resigned from the Clinton administration in 1996.
“Hillary sent me a nice card announcing the birth of her granddaughter, but there was white powder on the outside, so I didn’t open it,” Morris joked.
Morris also defended his wife’s “mostly negative” website focusing on Hillary Clinton — the presumptive favorite to represent the Democratic Party in the 2016 presidential election — and said Bill Clinton would be a better president today than either her or Barack Obama, because he was more inclined to act as a moderate.
“Hillary, on the other hand, is a liberal and a radical when she can be,” Morris argued. “And a moderate only when she has to be.”
Morris’ contract at Fox News was not renewed in February 2013, not long after he predicted a landslide victory for the GOP’s Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.
Watch the interview, as posted online on Thursday, below.