The Day Bill Clinton Met JFK

A 1998 ABC News Nightline piece features Clinton talking about his handshake with President John F. Kennedy.
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Bill Clinton's roommate Larry Taunton was the resident cinematographer who captured sixteen millimeter film of the week's events. He focused his attention on getting this brief shot of president Kennedy as his souvenir of the day. I never got to Sheikh -- Does not -- Arkansas that. -- you -- -- I didn't know how many people he would shake hands with the power to make sure I was one of the data very profound impact I think it you know it's something that I. Carried with me always and and I was very fortunate to someone took a picture of it gave it to be so I was always able. To remember. But according to Richard Stratton the now famous image President Clinton used in his presidential campaign. Was only half the story. Right after that frame of -- -- of him shaking his entry -- K there's another picture from that same film. Showing. President Kennedy shaking hands with Jeff -- another one of our -- him from Florida. And Bill Clinton looking down his hand this wonderful. Look like I'll never wash it again and that's the way we all felt. It seems to me shaking the president's hand with such. It's like touching god. As they boarded the bus to leave GM -- -- now a congressman from Minnesota. Remembers Bill Clinton made an announcement. I remember President Clinton turning around that -- Clinton. And telling all of us that some day he was going to have president Kennedy's job but some -- he was going to be president of the United States. -- -- Bremer saying sure -- of -- hope and I'm not even Catholic. I jokingly. Have told present -- Clinton I said if he had been so rude and shoved his way pushed his way to the front -- his picture. Taken -- after president Kennedy. I have the -- office downtown he'd be in Canada.

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