Obama Yells at Bill Clinton to Get on Air Force One [Watch]

President Barack Obama was left cooling his heels after attending the funeral for Israel’s Shimon Peres last Friday as former President Bill Clinton delayed his departure by chatting on the tarmac.

ABC News video footage at Jerusalem’s airport shows Obama in the doorway of Air Force One, engines running in preparation for the return to Washington. The president is rolling up his sleeves and looks anxious to be on his way home.

At one point, Obama yells, “Bill, let’s go.” He claps his hands to get Clinton’s attention and motions for Clinton to come aboard.

Seconds later, Obama exits the plane, stands at the top of the staircase and shouts, “Bill, let’s go, I gotta get home.”

Clinton then climbs the stairs. The two shake hands and pat each other’s backs before stepping inside the plane.


Obama later departed Jerusalem airport alongside the former president, vice-president, Joe Biden, the secretary of state, John Kerry, and 18 members of Congress.

The New York Times