Clinton and Bush are total bros

Clinton and Bush are total bros

At an event Thursday evening at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former Presidents Clinton and Bush reflected on their time in office and what it takes to become president.

Both Bush and Clinton said being presidents at a relatively young age was a benefit and allowed them to continue to bring about change well after their presidency.

"I think it's really important to know what you don't know and listen to people who do know what you don't know", Bush added.

"He's called a brother with a different mother", Bush said of Clinton.

Mr. Clinton talked about a connection made, in part, because they humbly accepted each other's help while in office, including the help of Bush's father President George H.W. Bush whom Clinton followed in the presidency.

Bush also confessed that in the early days of his presidency he would often call Clinton for advice.

Clinton also spoke at length about his concern over political polarization and people only seeking information corresponding to their ideologies.

Clinton said: "If you want to be president, realize it's about the people, not about you".

And scholars like Meghan Ogilvie whose Washington, D.C. bakery called DogTag Inc. trains veterans and wounded warriors to start small businesses of their own.

"I don't think I would've ever run for governor had he not beat dad in 1992", Bush said.

Mr. Clinton put it this way - politics is divisive now.

At one point, Clinton said the best thing for a politician "is to be consistently underestimated".

Bush identified "humility" as a defining characteristic of a future president.

The rapport between the two, many years removed from political office, came as a stark contrast from the massive political fights they grappled with during their presidencies and the contemporary political climate.

The two did not mention President Donald Trump once during a nearly hour-long discussion where they traded quips and insights.

"There's a good chance we are were looking at a future president from the 60 graduates here", Bush said.