Bill Clinton on Hillary's Debate Prep: 'She'll Be Ready'

The former president explains why his wife doesn't need advice from him.

And today, for the first time, he addressed his role in Hillary Clinton’s debate prep.

As the first presidential debate nears, the candidates are upping their preparations, arming themselves for whatever their opponent might throw.

Hillary Clinton has said that she would unleash her “secret weapon” husband Bill Clinton on the campaign trail, but today in western Pennsylvania the former president said he was not her secret weapon in debate prep.

Clinton told reporters he believes his wife will be prepared and ready without his advice.

“I just go and listen,” he said. “I think she’s done well in all these debates and, you know, she just knows so much.”

But Clinton, a seasoned debater himself, did give some insight into racing the clock from the debate podium.

“It’s pretty easy prep. You just have to do it over and over again, because you can never forget that you know you don’t have five minutes,” he said.

“If you're going to be president, you have to say the same thing at home and abroad,” Clinton said. “You can’t go to someplace and make it look like everything is going be nice, and come back and dump all over him. Because it makes people all over the world distrust America.”