Monday 22 January 2018

'I just thought I’ve just let everybody down, I’ve let my country down, I’ve let the world down' - Hillary Clinton on this week's Late Late Show

Hillary Clinton (AP)
Hillary Clinton (AP)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Ryan Tubridy will interview Hillary Clinton on this Friday's Late Late Show.

The interview was filmed near her home in Chappaqua, New York, marking only the second time the show has left the country in thirty years.

The former US Secretary of State talks about the series of events that led to her losing the US presidency to Donald Trump.

She tells Ryan: “I would have been really unhappy if I had lost to a normal Republican. But to lose to someone who I believed profoundly was not ready for the job, was temperamentally unqualified for the job, was such a burden.

"I just thought 'I’ve just let everybody down, I’ve let my country down, I’ve let the world down. How did this happen?'”  

 

She talks about the forces interfering with the election, how "painful" election night was for her, her shock at losing, the "bizarre" experience of Trump's inauguration and why she agreed with President George W Bush that Trump’s speech was “some weird shit”.

She also speaks about the danger that Trump presents to the world as well as the Clinton’s strong ties with Ireland and the double standard applied to women in politics. 

Speaking about the interview, Tubridy said, “She gave a very engaging interview about everything that happened from standing outside the inauguration of Donald Trump feeling quite sick and wanting to scream into a pillow; right back to the election night and the horror of what was happening for her, as well as reflecting on the campaign.

"She was very happy to talk about Ireland, Irish politics and how much the country means to her and her husband.

"From the moment she walked into the room there was a warmth and humour I wasn’t expecting. Indeed, there was a Hillary Clinton I wasn’t expecting. I was really pleasantly surprised and I hope people enjoy the interview.”

The Late Late Show, Friday, September 29th at 9.35pm on RTÉ One

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