Bill Clinton said he’s “not interested in the word fake” and that there’s a “lot of talk” about the term.
Speaking to ABC News’ “The View” Sunday, the former president said he doesn’t believe the term “fake news” is “real news” and said he prefers “alternative facts.”
“I think it’s very important to understand the difference between the two terms.
It’s fake news, which is something that we’ve been hearing for a while,” he said.
“Alternative facts is something I think has been really important, especially in this election cycle.
So there’s definitely a lot more talk about it than we have in the past.”
Clinton also took aim at President Donald Trump, whom he said has shown “the least understanding of the American people.”
“Donald Trump is the least understanding president that I’ve ever seen in my lifetime,” Clinton said.
“So I think there’s no doubt that the president’s understanding of what’s going on in the world is pretty limited.
So I think that that’s something that I think the American public, the American political leadership, needs to take notice of.”
Clinton said Trump has been “a very divisive figure” for the country.
“I mean, this is not the first time he’s been accused of being divisive, and I think he’s certainly not the last,” he added.
Clinton also said he wants the country to be “a better, fairer place” for women.
“It’s not a question of how many women you have.
It is a question how we treat one another.
And I think it is a very good thing to have a country where all people feel safe, where we’re treated fairly and fairly,” he told ABC.