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Bill Clinton On Aliens: 'I Wouldn't Be Surprised If They Visited Us But Hope Its Not Like Independence Day'

03/04/2014 12:28 BST | Updated 03/04/2014 12:59 BST

We may not be alone.

At least that’s the opinion of the 42nd President of the United States.

Bill Clinton made his comments during an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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We are not alone: Bill Clinton has been talking about life on other planets

He told the host: “We know now we live in an ever expanding universe. We know there are billions of stars and planets literally out there – and the universe is getting bigger.

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“We know from our fancy telescopes that just in the last two years more than 20 planets have been identified outside our solar system that seem to be far enough away from their suns – and dense enough – that they might be able to support some form of life.

“So it makes it increasingly less likely that we’re alone.”

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No kidding: Clinton hopes our interaction with aliens will not be like Independence Day

When Kimmel interjected with: “Oh you’re trying to give me a hint that there are aliens?”

Clinton replied: “No, I’m trying to tell you I don’t know. But if were visited some day, I wouldn’t be surprised. I just hope it’s not like ‘Independence Day’, the movie – that it’s, you know, a conflict.”

Well exactly. Because as well as all the mess that would be caused if the White House was blown up, Clinton would be in no position to run to our collective aid.

Unlike President Thomas J. Whitmore (played by Bill Pullman) who bravely led the Earth’s response to the alien invasion, Clinton was accused of dodging the draft and is unlikely to be of much use to us behind the controls of a military plane.

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