Bill Clinton was reportedly curious about Trump’s increasing activity on the side of the Republicans, though Trump’s allies denied that the former president urged the magnate to run. A Clinton aide reportedly denied the 2016 race was specifically discussed, and emphasized it was a “casual chat.”
“Mr. Trump reached out to President Clinton a few times. President Clinton returned his call in late May,” the aide said. “[W]e don’t make it a practice to discuss the president’s private conversations, we can tell you that the presidential race was not discussed.”
Though Donald and Hillary aren’t obviously buddies on the campaign trail, thee relationship between Trump and Clintons goes back years. The real-estate mogul donated to the Clinton Foundation and to Hillary’s Senate campaigns, and both Clintons attended Trump’s third wedding in 2003.
According to recent polls, Hillary leads Trump by roughly 10 percent, but she trails Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and Scott Walker in hypothetical matchups with those candidates.