Hillary Clinton On ‘Late Show’: Watch Stephen Colbert Interview (VIDEO) Hillary Clinton On ‘Late Show’: Watch Stephen Colbert Interview (VIDEO)

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Hillary Clinton Colbert Interview

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Hillary Clinton Colbert Interview


Hillary Clinton appeared on Tuesday’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to promote her new book What Happened, but she also had plenty to say about President Donald Trump’s U.N. General Assembly speech about North Korea. The guest spot marked the former first lady’s first late-night appearance since losing the 2016 presidential election. Watch the full interview below!

Clinton’s new book chronicles her experience as the first woman nominated for president by a major party and her ultimate defeat. She gets very candid in the book about what it was like to running against Donald Trump, how she coped with losing the election, getting back on her feet in the time since and much more.

During her interview on Tuesday’s “Late Show,” Clinton discussed her campaign and her thoughts on the Trump administration. She said the genesis for her book What Happened was essentially her asking at midnight on Election Day, “What happened?!” Clinton admitted her loss was “very painful and difficult.” She also warned detractors, “I am not going anywhere.”

Clinton told Colbert that she believed the Russians absolutely influenced voters. She felt it’s because Vladimir Putin doesn’t like democracy. Clinton further maintained that Putin personally doesn’t like her because of how she challenged him when she was the Secretary of State. She said she “agitated” him.

Colbert then asked, “Did you happen to see the president’s speech at the U.N. today,” during which the Trump said if the U.S forced to “defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” Clinton replied that she felt it was “not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering.” She expressed that the first step should always be “diplomacy.” Clinton added that she had hoped the president would have said, “We call on all the nations to work with us to try to end the threat posed by Kim Jong Un,’ and not call him ‘Rocket Man’… the old Elton John song.”

Clinton first appeared on Colbert’s CBS talk show show in October 2015, prior to becoming the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. During that appearance, Colbert apologized for playing the role of a biased conservative “who didn’t care for you” on his Comedy Central show “The Colbert Report,” to which she responded, “It was mutual.” Clinton also appeared on Colbert’s program again in April 2016, the night before the New York Democratic primary. That appearance, however, was a pre-taped segment filmed at New York’s Carnegie Deli. During the bit, Colbert taught Clinton how to properly eat a cheesecake while under harsh media scrutiny.

Right before her time was over on the talk show, Colbert said he had a dossier full of “Clinton victory jokes” that he planned to do after her win. After her loss, however, the late-night comedian said he had no use for the jokes and told Clinton he wanted her to have them. Watch Clinton’s latest “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” interview in the video below! NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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