Obama made ‘a secret deal to support Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House bid in exchange for Bill’s support during re-election campaign'(Re-Post from JUN 2013)

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  • Explosive revelations about a behind-the  scenes deal between the political rivals
  • Bill Clinton dubbed Obama ‘incompetent’ and  ‘an amateur’ during secret meetings, sources claimed

By  Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 11:35 EST, 2 June  2013 |  UPDATED: 12:01  EST, 2 June 2013

President Obama made a secret pact with the  Clintons where he agreed to endorse Hillary in a 2016 run for the White House –  in exchange for Bill’s seal of approval during his re-election campaign last  year.

The explosive revelations are made in an  exposé published this week on the Obama administration. It also claims that no  love was lost between Bill Clinton and Obama before the deal was brokered.

According to campaign sources quoted in The  Amateur by Edward Klein, Bill Clinton tried to have Hillary challenge Obama for  the presidency during his last term.

The pact: Bill Clinton agreed to endorse Barack Obama during his second run for the White House... in return for the same favor for Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to an explosive new book

The pact: Bill Clinton agreed to endorse Barack Obama  during his second run for the White House… in return for the same favor for  Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to an explosive new book

At a meeting in their home town of  Chappaqua, New York, Bill complained that  Obama was ineffective in the Oval Office, calling him ‘incompetent’ and an  ‘amateur’, according to the New York  Post.

 

Obama returned the hostile sentiment and had  already frozen former president Clinton out of the Democratic campaign in  2008.

 

However, the President’s tactics reportedly  changed when support dropped in 2012 and chief strategists advised that Bill  Clinton’s endorsement could give Obama a boost with dubious voters.

Subsequently at the 2012 Democratic  National  Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bill Clinton  officially nominated the  sitting President for re-election.

Frosty: President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012. According to a new exposé, each agreed to endorse each other at strategic points in their political careers behind the scenes

Frosty: President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary  Clinton in 2012. According to a new exposé, each agreed to endorse each other at  strategic points in their political careers behind the scenes

Scathing: The latest exposé on Obama's two terms in the Oval Office

Scathing: The latest exposé on Obama’s two terms in the  Oval Office

Obama was nominated unanimously by the 5,556  delegates of the convention.

Clinton’s 11th-hour support for Obama came  with the condition that his wife would have the President’s support in  2016.

However, the book then claims that Obama  began to reconsidered this idea – enraging Bill Clinton.

The reported culmination of the  behind-the-scenes wranglings was an on-camera love-fest nterview with Obama and  Hillary Clinton when the Secretary of State stepped down in January.

The pair lavished compliments on one another  as they gave a rare joint interview.

Obama said during the interview that he  considers Mrs Clinton ‘a strong friend’ and she described their relationship as  ‘very warm, close’.

More than anything, their camaraderie and  grins appeared to show that time had healed the bitter rift from when they faced  off in the Democratic primary leading up to the 2008 election.

The ongoing tension between Obama and Bill  Clinton has been well-documented.

During the election campaign in 2012, Clinton  said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s business career was  ‘sterling’ and criticized the Obama campaign’s attacks on Romney’s background at  the private equity firm Bain Capital.

Around that time, he caused more headaches  for the Obama administration when he said he favored the extension of all of  George W Bush’s tax cuts. Obama has campaigned on repealing the cuts for the  richest Americans.

During the 2008 Democratic primary, Clinton  made headlines for calling the premise of Obama’s campaign, his opposition to  the Iraq War, ‘the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.’

The  Amateur, by Edward Klein, is out this  week.

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