11 Times Bill Clinton Was Like Everyone's Goofy Grandpa

by Caroline Goddard
Aug 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET

If there is one word that describes Bill Clinton, it is "charisma." The man knows how to work a room, whether it be a small local business or a giant convention center — or, especially, the world stage. And that talent has not faded with age, but rather evolved. Yes, Clinton is a grandfather now, and he has developed a lovely friendship with both George Bushes, who were former political foes. He still loves a good photo opp and knows how to play it up for the cameras. In fact, some of his funniest social media posts lately have been photos with sly references to the follies of the Trump administration. While Clinton would have made a spectacular First Gent, we will have to settle for him continuing to work for equality and progress through organizations like the Clinton Foundation. We really wouldn't mind him hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live next season, though.

1 /11: Bill Clinton behind the Bushes

1/11 :Bill Clinton behind the Bushes

Clinton peeks from behind a statue of former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush in what many saw as a thinly veiled reference to former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer literally hiding in the bushes to avoid reporters.

2 /11: Bill Clinton on vacay

2/11 :Bill Clinton on vacay

Clinton rocks a total "cool grandpa on vacay" outfit while hanging out with Governor John Waihee of Hawaii.

3 /11: Bill Clinton with Hova

3/11 :Bill Clinton with Hova

He got 99 problems, but Jay-Z ain't one.

4 /11: Bill Clinton with his grandson

4/11 :Bill Clinton with his grandson

Clinton dotes over his new grandson, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky, born in the middle of Hillary's presidential campaign.

5 /11: Bill Clinton helps Chelsea debut her baby

Funniest photos of Bill Clinton: The Clinton family welcomes a new baby
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5/11 :Bill Clinton helps Chelsea debut her baby

Bill and Hillary Clinton are glowing over their second grandchild, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky, as their daughter Chelsea leaves the hospital after giving birth.

6 /11: Bill Clinton loves balloons!

Funniest photos of Bill Clinton: Bill Clinton loves balloons!
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6/11 :Bill Clinton loves balloons!

Let's all hope that someday we find someone who looks at us the way Bill Clinton looks at balloons.

7 /11: Bill Clinton playing the sax

Funniest photos of Bill Clinton: Bill Clinton playing saxophone
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7/11 :Bill Clinton playing the sax

We don't get to see Clinton play his sax in public very often, but when we do, it's magic. This was back in his White House days, with jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton.

8 /11: Bill Clinton's alternate career

Funniest photos of Bill Clinton: Bill Clinton the barber
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8/11 :Bill Clinton's alternate career

Trying to cut some dude's hair while campaigning for Hillary in Nevada. Hope for that guy's sake Clinton was just pretending, 'cause dude looks worried.

9 /11: Bill Clinton brings 41 a present

9/11 :Bill Clinton brings 41 a present

Clinton visited 41, George H.W. Bush, after his release from the hospital and brought him a nice pair of warm dog socks.

10 /11: Bill Clinton is really bugged by this pic

10/11 :Bill Clinton is really bugged by this pic

In another thinly-veiled reference to a Trumpism, Clinton posted this pic with the caption, "BREAKING: We just learned that the @ClintonCenter has been bugged."

11 /11: Bill Clinton loves dogs

11/11 :Bill Clinton loves dogs

Dogs are definitely his favorite kind of people. "I met two great Alaskan Malamutes in Michigan today while campaigning for @HillaryClinton. They barked #ImWoofHer," he wrote.