Bill Clinton discusses Trump's immigration comments with Hawaii lawmakers

Bill Clinton discusses Trump's immigration comments with Hawaii lawmakers

KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former President Bill Clinton met with two Hawaii lawmakers on Friday while in the islands.

Sens. Kaialii Kahele and Brickwood Galuteria sat down with him in Kona on Friday.

Kahele said they talked for about 45 minutes on several issues, including President Donald Trump's recent immigration comments.

"He thought it was very divisive and not something that our country needs right now," Kahele said. "We've come so far as a nation and he just really felt like we were taking two steps backwards instead of two steps forward."

The senators gave the former president a picture of the voyaging canoe Hokulea.

It's not known where Clinton was at the time of Hawaii's false missile alert fiasco on Saturday.

Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001.

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