Charlie Rose to Kevin Spacey: 'Talk About Your Bromance with Bill Clinton'

Charlie Rose, on his PBS show, couldn’t resist asking actor Kevin Spacey about his “bromance” with former President Bill Clinton. The star of House of Cards -- whom CNN recently hired for their documentary on the 2016 presidential candidates -- revealed how tight he is with the ex-president. 

On the March 10 edition of Rose’s chat show Spacey proudly proclaimed how he’s been a longtime Clinton loyalist: “Well we’ve known each other a long time. We’ve had a lot of different experiences over the years...I did great number of things for him either at the White House or for the Democratic Party...I never waited to see which way the wind was gonna blow with respect to him. I was always there. And I was a true friend. And never doubted him, never stopped believing in him. Thought he was an extraordinary man.”

As MRC’s Scott Whitlock pointed out, Spacey hasn’t been shy about letting his liberal politics fly. So CNN’s choice of the Friend of Bill (FOB) could be an indicator of how that program will cover the Republican presidential candidates.

The following is the relevant exchange as it was aired on the March 10 edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose:  

CHARLIE ROSE: Okay let’s just a talk about your bromance with Bill Clinton. Can we talk about that? 

KEVIN SPACEY: Well we’ve known each other a long time. We’ve had a lot of different experiences over the years. Both in his first and second terms. I did great number of things for him either at the White House or for the Democratic Party. I hosted a lot of events, did a lot of things, did a lot of things privately. Did a lot of things on the campaign. 

And I suppose that, perhaps, I never waited to see which way the wind was gonna blow with respect to him. I was always there. And I was a true friend. And never doubted him, never stopped believing in him. Thought he was an extraordinary man. 

ROSE: And took him as he was. 

SPACEY: Took him as he was. 

ROSE: Yeah.

SPACEY: And, and I think that may be part of the reason why we became close. 

ROSE: And are you close to her as well?

SPACEY: I’m not as close to her. I just don’t, I just haven’t spent as much time with her as I’ve had with him. But whenever we’re together I always have a very nice time with both of them. I recently hosted an evening at the Clinton Presidential Library for their tenth anniversary of that library but also the start of the Clinton Foundation. And there was a - someone took a photograph of the three of us on stage.

ROSE: Yeah.

SPACEY: And I tweeted this thing that said, “Three kinds of presidents: former, potential and streaming.” 

[laughter] 

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