Former Secretary of State claimed Russian leader Vladimir Putin was very sexist towards her and would even “manspread for effect” in front of the media.
“Yes, he was very sexist towards me,” Hillary said. “We had some interesting, even helpful, interactions in private and then the press would be invited in and he would say something insulting about America. He would then manspread for effect.”
Clinton claimed in a 2017 interview with Stephen Colbert that Putin had a “personal grudge” against her, though she “didn’t take it personally.”
“I think it’s part of his worldview,” she said. “Which is all tied up with his anger, his disappointment in the collapse of the Soviet Union and his feeling that we are his number one rival.”
Hillary also claimed the fact that she’s a woman “does seem to get him a bit agitated” — and that agitation could be seen in his body language.
“There’s an expression, we certainly know it in New York, called ‘manspreading.’ And every time I met with him, it would be [gestures that he spread his legs widely]…. the whole deal,” she added.