Clinton walks out of hospital

Former US President Bill Clinton walked out of a Southern California hospital on Sunday after he was admitted last week for a urinary tract infection and will continue treatment at his home in New York State.

When reporters asked Clinton, 75, about his health as he left the hospital, he raised his thumb, indicating that he was fine.

He left University of California Irvine Medical Center accompanied by his wife, Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, who waved to reporters before the couple left the hospital in a motorcade.

Clinton was in California to attend a special event for his foundation when he was admitted to the hospital Tuesday evening after suffering from fatigue.

Clinton, a Democrat who served as president from 1993 to 2001, has previously faced health problems, including quadruple bypass heart surgery in 2004 and the opening of a blocked artery in his heart and the placement of two stents in 2010.

Clinton, a former Arkansas governor, came to the White House after defeating Republican President George HW Bush and worked during a period of intense partisan polarization in Washington.

Clinton won a second term in 1996 over Republican Senator Bob Dole.

Clinton fought bitter political battles with the Republicans.

In 1998, he was impeached by the Republican-led House of Representatives because of his sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, but he remained in office after the Senate acquitted him in 1999.

He is known for his remarkable talent for communicating with people and his exceptional understanding of policy issues.

Clinton became a political husband after leaving office, when his wife, Hillary, was elected to the Senate from New York in 2000.

She unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, which she achieved in 2016, but lost the election to Donald Trump.

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