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Obama finds out how hard it is to rush Bill Clinton

President Obama is not amused.

As America’s commander-in-chief was trying to depart Israel on Air Force One early Friday morning, his predecessor -- former President Bill Clinton -- was taking his time getting on board the plane.

Mr. Obama tried to urge him on, shouting over the loud hum of his plane and gesturing with his tie askew.

“Bill! Let’s go!” he yelled.

Clinton, however, apparently remained undeterred, and continued to tarry on the tarmac. It took another round of shouting from 44 before 42 sauntered up the steps to the door of Air Force One.


“Bill!” Mr. Obama said again. “Let’s go! I gotta get home!”  

Eventually, Clinton -- with no hint of shame -- boarded the plane, greeting the president with a handshake and a pat on the back.

The pair of world leaders were in Tel Aviv Friday to pay their respects at the funeral of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and president, who died Wednesday.