At a New York City luncheon benefiting Save the Children, The National Father's Day Committee awarded Bill Clinton, 66, with the title, 'Father of the Year.'
Chelsea Clinton was present at the event to give the award to her father. Speaking during the felicitation she said, "Every day he's my dad, and I don't need an award to tell me he's the best that I ever could have hoped for. But I'm grateful he's getting the recognition that I, of course, his unapologetically biased daughter, think he's always deserved."
AdvertisementBill Clinton said that of all the many positions he's held in his lifetime, his role as a father was most important. "During the sole argument we had when [Chelsea] was in high school, the subject of which I don't even remember, I looked at her and said, 'As long as you're in this house, being president is my second most important job,'" he said.
Bill Clinton spoke about his daughter's birth and how he made it to the delivery room to be present at the time Chelsea made an entry into the world. "You could never have picked anyone happier [for the award], because seeing my daughter still makes me happier than anything else in the world," he added.