In a preview of her first TV interview regarding to launching of her new book, Hillary Clinton admits to CBS News’ Jane Pauley that she may have “missed a few chances” during her 2016 Democratic presidential bid.
Speaking about her forthcoming book “What Happened,” Clinton told Pauley about a moment in one of those presidential debates last year, where she says President Trump made her feel especially uncomfortable on stage.
“While I’m answering questions, my mind is going ‘OK, do I keep my composure, do I act like a president, am I the person that people can trust in the end to make hard decisions, or do I wheel around and say, ‘Get out of my space, back up you creep!'” she recalls, adding, “Well, you know I didn’t do the latter.”
The failed candidate goes on to credit herself, stating, “I think my composure, which I have developed over years being in the public eye, has well-equipped me for being a leader.”
At the townhall-style debate, the candidates answered questions from the audience while walking around on-stage instead of speaking from behind lecterns. Clinton writes in her new book that Trump’s attempts to “intimidate” her during the debate made her “skin crawl.”
But she then concedes that she wasn’t exactly up to speed regarding the true nature of the election.
“I think in this time we’re in, particularly in this campaign, you know maybe I missed a few chances,” Clinton noted.
Set to air on Sunday, Clinton will likely talk about all the things that went wrong with her campaign as she seeks to blame everyone but herself for her devastating loss.
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