I'll move back to White House, 'if I'm asked,' Bill Clinton says

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SALT LAKE CITY — There’s no question Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has a viable chance to become the next President of the United States. In fact, the Democratic Party is all-but-conceding the nomination to the former Secretary of State.

A November 2016 victory for Clinton would be a historic outcome as the United States would welcome the first woman to a position dominated solely by men. It would also bring back a former president to the White House … maybe.

In an appearance on “The Late Show” Tuesday, David Letterman asked former President Bill Clinton: “What’s the chances of you moving back to 1600 Pennsylvania?”

Clinton sits back and pauses, while taking in the crowd’s cheers, before outlining how he would once again live at the White House.

“First of all, Hillary has to win the nomination,” Clinton explains. “If she wins the nomination, then she has to win the election. If she wins the election, the chances are 100 percent I’ll move back — if I’m asked.”

So, you’re telling me there’s a chance.

“My experience is since I left the White House, when a president of either party asks, you say yes, so I hope I’ll be invited,” the former president joked. “It would be a good thing for America if she won; I hope she does.”

Pending a potential victory in 2016, Bill would not serve the role traditionally served by the first lady, according to the Daily Mail. Instead, the couple’s daughter, Chelsea, would seemingly take on the first lady role.

“There is a social function to the first lady’s role, and that will not go away,” C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain told the Daily Mail. “Diplomacy is conducted through social settings, and it is important to have somebody in that role.”

Swain explains that having Chelsea take on the first lady role would free up the former president to pursue his policy role associated with his non-profit, the Clinton Foundation.

“The Clinton Foundation isn’t really just a job,” Swain said. “It’s an opportunity for people to use donations to the foundation, if they so wish, to try to influence or curry favor. So it’s a particularly challenging role to be in and navigate the waters successfully without raising questions about what the real motivation of donors are.”

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