CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Asks Hillary Clinton If She Was a ‘Victim of Misogyny’
Hillary Clinton contended that “misogyny” played a role in the 2016 presidential race after CNN’s Christiane Amanpour raised the issue during an interview on Monday.
“Yes, I do think it played a role,” Clinton said at the Women to Women International conference in New York City.
Amanpour pointed out that the Democrat had just spoken “eloquently about the sexism, the misogyny, and inequity around the world,” and wondered, “But do you believe it exists here still?”
The CNN journalist also asked, “Were you a victim of misogyny, and why do you think you lost the majority of the white female vote — the security moms, the people who want to be protected from the kinds of challenges you’re talking about right now?”
Mrs. Clinton cracked, “The book’s coming out in the fall,” and continued with her “it played a role” claim.
The former first lady continued by playing up “the unprecedented interference — including from a foreign power whose leader is not a member of my fan club” — a thinly-veiled reference to the Russia and Vladimir Putin. (At one other point during the event Clinton said she was on track to win until James Comey and Wikileaks stepped in.)
The 2016 presidential nominee also cited the equal pay issue as an example of a “troubling” problem facing women in the United States.
Clinton later underlined that people “have a stake… in ensuring that the promise of equality that we hold out, and the efforts that so many women and men have made over the decades to secure it, don’t go backwards. And I think we’re not just at a stalled point. I think we are potentially going backwards.”
It should be pointed out that moments earlier, Amanpour had asked Clinton about the lack of women in the administration on diplomatic matters –– though it’s worth noting that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has played an important administration role in his sphere:
“I was going to ask you what you made of the severe proposed cuts to the State Department; to USAID budget; to the women’s issues and platforms that you started; and what you make of the distinct lack of any women — most women — at the security and defense and peace table of this current administration?”
Watch above, via CNN.
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