Bill Clinton will not follow in Tom DeLay’s footsteps

Unlike former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), Bill ClintonBill Clinton FBI releases Trump-related files before inauguration Spokesman ‘hopeful’ for George H.W. Bush’s hospital exit Why Democrats fear a successful inaugural address from Trump MORE will not be appearing on “Dancing With the Stars.”

The former president told talk show host Rachael Ray he once turned down an invitation to compete as the celebrity half of one of the dancing pairs, even though Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonObama assembles his post-presidential team One last look: 2016 polls actually got a lot right 'Between Two Ferns' producer on featuring Trump: 'Never. F--- that dude' MORE’s 92-year-old mother — who “watches it religiously” — wanted him on the show.

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“I told them I didn’t have the time to train for it,” Clinton said. “You know, you actually go out there and you train, you really work at it. So I had to pass.”

DeLay appeared on the ABC show in 2009, but had to withdraw midway through because of stress fractures in his feet.