President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down with “60 Minutes” on Friday, marking the first time the rivals-turned-allies have appeared together in an interview.
From a possible Clinton 2016 White House run to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, to the effect of 2008 on their spouses, the duo covered a lot of ground in the segment, which aired Sunday night on CBS.
You can watch the complete “60 Minutes” interview here. Below, we’ve plucked out the five moments you don’t want to miss.
1) Obama and Clinton addressed the question on everybody’s mind by … not addressing it at all. Will Clinton run for president in 2016, and will Obama back her? “I was literally inaugurated four days ago, and you are talking about elections four years from now,” Obama said. Clinton chimed in: “I am still secretary of state, so I am out of politics.”
2) So, what about that intense 2008 rivalry? Obama said it didn’t take as long for them to get over it as people might think.
3) The aftermath of the 2008 campaign was especially hard on the candidates’ spouses, Clinton said, before adding that it is all “ancient history” now.
4) Clinton reflected on the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, saying: “I deeply regret what happened.”
5) Obama lauded Clinton’s role in winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and sustaining pressure against al Qaeda, which he said he views as three of the most significant foreign policy achievements of his first term.