Listen: President Clinton, President Obama And President discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"I would just say I haven't picture in my office. I've I've number pictures, but there's two or three of President Clinton into three president bomb. And I tell the story of their styles more style than substance. They both had the same aspirations for America governing in different times. I have a picture of the first meeting with President Obama the first time he's sitting at his desk is claim fires going and we're talking. There's nothing I'm desk. I I have a picture of three years later. There's nothing on the desk. And he was unbelievably meticulous. And I have his two lists that he gave me as my gift from twenty ten that had domestic administrative foreign extras, I have pictures of President Clinton is right after we had done the assault weapon ban. And I think. I forgot what other legislation it was. And it looks like just Matt kind of like your desk day. Chaos everywhere. But if you looked at President Clinton, there was actually pens coins that our military there were books that he was reading there were folders that was and if you knew him there was actually no order underneath that. Cats. Now, get another example, you know, my workout habits, I'm up at quite early in the morning etcetera. President Obama all them call no matter. What fact fast for some about President Obama called about what we need to do on certain financial stuff? And it was on a Friday night are Chabad Sabbath dinner at home in eastern. I apologize when it was like nine thirty. And he says I'm about to go to bed or ten o'clock, etc. When we were passing the assault and band in ninety four President Clinton, call ten o'clock, and you get the White House operator that says, Mr. manual. Yes. The president would like to speak. You you kind of sit up I'm talking and he goes was president. And we're going over votes to get. She had fallen asleep in the middle of the conversation. Two thirty in the morning. Phone rings. I'm sleeping on the side of the bed where the phones, and it's the White House operator two thirty in the morning, President Clinton and he says. Look, I finish all my calls. Here's what it is. And he goes give me some more names. And now the vote is tomorrow as our today's from that. And I two thirty in the morning. You can't do that. I said he goes, no ready to call an an Amy rolls over and goes who's at angle, it's the present. She goes chief out. It was one conversation. We tell him to go to bed. And about President Obama would no more a s the names members. Call you at two thirty in the morning, and you could call other people do their present Clinton thirty. I'm in the middle of my work day. And he would be calling all the way now president stylistically excetera prison Obama if it's eight thirty meeting he's in the office at twenty five is an eight thirty meeting President Clinton, whatever because he'd been up till two thirty three o'clock in the morning. Call on members chitchat and going over stuff they had different styles and different areas different ways of doing things, but they were both very competitive. Very Taneja people that I've been honored to ask to serve. So as you like to say, this is holy ground. Chicago manny's daily on the near south side used to be a a Jewish peddler district here on on Maxwell. And I don't know we've known each other with thirty five years. This must be like one hundred twentieth. Emil here, we're still alive. We're not going to north western to get our check our heart right now. So talk about Chicago. And what makes you go?."