Bono pretended to be Bill Clinton as the audience waited for the former US president to arrive on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative event.
“When I first met Bono, he walked into the Oval Office and I actually thought it was a member of his own road crew, [He] wasn’t really dressed right,” Irish Bono said in a Southern accent.
“I actually, I felt like the rock star on that occasion.”
He then added: “But together, you know, we did this Drop the Debt [NGO] thing and my God there’s 51 million children going to school in Africa ‘cause of the Drop the Debt and that’s pretty good, is that right?” Bono said in his ‘Clinton voice’.
Bono’s hilarious imitation made a great impression with the audience, which included IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, who were seen laughing along with the U2 star.
When Bill Clinton finally came on stage and took the microphone from Bono, he said “I must be really easy to make fun of.”