Hillary Clinton had “an out-of-body experience” at President Donald Trump’s inauguration — and believes that his speech was a “cry from the white nationalist gut.”
She also said she had no choice in witnessing it first hand.
“I’m a former first lady, and former presidents and first ladies show up,” Clinton said on CBS News Sunday Morning. “It’s part of the demonstration of the continuity of our government. And so there I was, on the platform, you know, feeling like an out-of-body experience. And then his speech, which was a cry from the white nationalist gut.”
The former secretary of state told CBS’s Jane Pauley she also remembered the moment then-candidate Trump stood way too close to her as they faced off during the presidential debate in St. Louis.
“It was so, just, discombobulating,” Clinton said. “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 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.’ Well, you know, I didn’t do the latter.”
Watch the interview here: