It's a conundrum many might classify as a first world problem: What do you call the husband of the first woman president of the United States? Some have said to call him the "first husband" as the appropriate counterpart to "first lady." Others have suggested "first gentleman."
But, if Hillary Clinton is fortunate enough to win the presidency, Bill Clinton has his own thoughts on what his title should be, ABC News reported.
"I don’t care what they call me as long as she wins," the 42nd president told a Kinston, North Carolina, crowd during a campaign stop Tuesday afternoon. "I’ll be the First Volunteer. I hope to be the best free labor she’s got."
Other names that have been playfully contemplated? "First Dude" and "First Laddie," a reference to Bill Clinton's Irish heritage.
While no one will know exactly what to call Bill Clinton if his wife wins on Election Day, some of his duties as spouse to the president have become more apparent in recent months, especially as they pertain to the family's controversial charitable organization. In fact, he said, he would quit having any association with the Clinton Foundation, which Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate and political rival of Hillary Clinton called a "criminal enterprise" earlier this month.
"Since Hillary began her presidential campaign in 2015, Chelsea and I have made it clear that the work the Clinton Foundation started should continue if Hillary is elected, but that changes would be necessary," Bill Clinton wrote in August while referencing their daughter, Chelsea. "While it would be presumptive to assume a victory in November, now that Hillary is her party’s nominee, it would be irresponsible not to plan for it."
That would be a good thing, Trump has said of the organization that has been slammed for accepting donations from countries he says go against everything the Clinton Foundation is supposed to stand for, including women's rights.
“You talk about women and women’s rights?” Trump asked rhetorically last week during the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas before talking about contributions to the foundation from Middle East nations Saudi Arabia and Qatar. “These are people that push gays off of buildings.”