Video shows Barack Obama trying and failing to get Bill Clinton to board Air Force One

'Bill, let's go, I gotta go home,' the US President says

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The Independent US

A video has emerged showing Barack Obama trying and failing to get Bill Clinton to board Air Force One.

In the footage Mr Obama is seen urging the former president, who is engrossed in conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the tarmac, to hurry and get on the plane.

“Bill, let’s go”, Mr Obama is heard shouting before clapping his hands in an attempt to get Mr Clinton’s attention.

Standing at the top of the airplane steps, he tells Mr Clinton, “I gotta get home”.

Mr Clinton eventually joined the president on Air Force One and was greeted with a smile as the pair shook hands and patted each other on the back.

The two men had been in Jerusalem attending the funeral of former president and prime minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.

Mr Clinton was president when Mr Peres negotiated the historic peace deal with the Palestinians in 1993 which won him the Nobel Peace prize a year later.

Mr Obama, who awarded Mr Peres the presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, was one of the speakers at the ceremony. 

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