U2'S Bono Does Impressive Bill Clinton Impersonation at Charitable Forum in NYC
-- U2's Bono apparently has other talents besides being a world-class singer, songwriter and fund-raising philanthropist. The rock star also can do an uncanny imitation of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. In a video accompanying a New York Post article, the famous frontman is seen showing off his skills on Tuesday in New York City during the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting event to discuss the organization's various charitable initiatives.
Clinton was late for the start of the panel, so Bono grabbed a microphone, sat in Bill's empty chair and began impersonating the politician.
"When I first met Bono, he walked into the Oval Office and I actually thought it was a member of his own road crew," the singer quipped while mimicking Clinton's trademark drawl. "He wasn't really dressed right."
Continuing his impression, Bono said, "Actually, I felt like the rock star on that occasion. But together, you know, we did this Drop the Debt [anti-poverty campaign] and, my God, there's 51 million children going to school in Africa 'cause of the Drop the Debt and that's pretty good."
Bono, still imitating Clinton, proceeded to discuss CGI's work fighting AIDS.
"Then I had Chelsea torture me about all this AIDS stuff," the rocker said. "And you know what? We got to work on it and…the foundation did incredible work. And right now we got affordable AIDS drugs for everybody all over the world!"
At this point, Clinton finally took the stage, walking up behind hind Bono, who jokingly announced to the crowd, "It's David Letterman," then handed Bill the microphone.
In response to Bono's impersonation, a smiling Clinton declared to the attendees, "I must be really easy to make fun of."
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