In a new interview with the Hollywood reporter former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is asked if she would have handled the current moment of crisis better than Trump has?
Hillary’s response was “We wouldn’t have been able to stop the pandemic at our borders the way that Trump claimed in the beginning, but we sure could have done a better job saving lives, modeling better, more responsible behavior. I don’t think we necessarily should have had as deep an economic assault on livelihoods and jobs as we have. So I know I would have done a better job.”
Here are some other questions she was asked and her answers:
What advice would she give pre-2016 election Hillary if she could go back in time?
“The thing that I look back on is the difficulty we had in defending against the action that [then-FBI director James] Comey took 10 days out from the election putting out a statement that I was being investigated again, even though it tunred out there was nothing new there and there was no there there. I would have figured out a better way of countering that, because it really did raise understandable questions in voters’ minds, and I watched internally as my numbers dropped in key places like Pennsylvania because, all of a sudden, this was back in the news. So if we could have figured out a better way to counter that and not let it drag on.”
If she had not followed her law school classmate and boyfriend Bill Clinton to Arkansas in 1974 and married him in 1975, would she ultimately have been more or less successful in politics?
“I find it impossible to answer… I did follow my heart to Arkansas… We were both considered top lawyers under 40, we were both perceived as having incredible futures, but I never saw myself as a political candidate. I saw myself as an activist.”
How has she managed to handle decades of criticism — of her name, voice, clothes — and accusations of impropriety?
“I had to learn early on in Bill’s political career to take criticism seriously but not personally. There are things you can learn from your critics because sometimes your friends won’t tell you that you’re messing up or that you could do something better — sometimes the critics have a point. But you cannot allow criticism to literally undermine your self-confidence and to destroy your own ideas and your dreams… So much of that is rooted — let’s be clear here — in misogyny and sexism. Everybody has an opinion about a woman in the public arena.”