Former First Lady Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday during her podcast that she and former President Bill Clinton took their mattress when they left the White House and used it for 20 years.
The answer came in response to a listener message asking whether the beds in the White House were comfortable.
— Melissa Cali 🐝 (@melissacali) April 7, 2022
“They were very comfortable, and I have to tell you that the mattress in the White House was so comfortable that, you know, when we moved, since the White House would provide a new mattress for our successor, we said ‘Can we take the mattress with us?’” Clinton said.
She continued, “They said, ‘Sure, we’re just going to throw it away otherwise.’ So, literally, we had that mattress for twenty years. In fact, we have just bought a new mattress. It was that comfortable for that long.”
The response was soon mocked on the internet. “Well she is a thief among other things,” one user wrote.
Well she is a thief among other things…https://t.co/tQEKm0w7wU
— ARaisinghell2 (@ARaisinghell2) April 7, 2022
The odd response certainly opened up some old wounds for many, as the Clintons were known for several questionable issues while Bill served as president, including a sex scandal involving Monica Lewinsky.
“The mattress in the White House was so comfortable” that @HillaryClinton revealed she and former President Bill Clinton took it when they departed in 2001 — and it lasted them for 20 years. https://t.co/JlhLp83SFw pic.twitter.com/TKDDOA37Ga
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) April 6, 2022
David Asman noted, “Why then did they return about $28,000 worth of WH furniture several years after they left?”
“Hillary Clinton has revealed the one thing she and former President Bill Clinton took from the White House when they departed in 2001 — their beloved mattress.”
Why then did they return about $28,000 worth of WH furniture several years after they left? https://t.co/YdAbDl3HFF
— David Asman (@DavidAsmanfox) April 6, 2022
Others argued the mattress would have been thrown out after the Clintons left the White House, indicating there would be no harm in taking the mattress.
Regardless, the concern is much smaller than other issues involving Hillary Clinton, especially her “missing emails” and her spying on former President Donald Trump.