'An ongoing process' - Hillary Clinton opens up to Hilary Barry about dealing with losing the 2016 US election to Donald Trump | 1 NEWS NOW
Hillary Clinton has ruled out running in the 2020 US presidential election but says she'll be "very active" in this year's mid-term elections.
The former US Secretary of State, former First Lady and America's first ever female presidential candidate spoke to Hilary Barry on TVNZ1's Seven Sharp ahead of a speech at Auckland's Spark Arena tonight.
Now free from the constraints of public office, Ms Clinton is touring the globe, speaking frankly about what it was like to run in the most controversial US presidential election of all time in 2016.
Asked would she run again, Ms Clinton replied: "No, No. But I am going to be very active in this upcoming election in 2018 because that will be the turning point."
The mid-term elections in November will take place in the middle of President Donald Trump's term. All 435 seats in the US House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested.
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Watch: Hillary Clinton tells Auckland audience holding women to 'impossibly high standards needs to change' | 1 NEWS NOW
Hillary Clinton has spoken out against what she says are the "impossibly high standards" women who aspire to leadership roles are held to.
Speaking to an audience in Auckland tonight, Ms Clinton - who ran against Donald Trump in the 2016 US Presidential election quoted recent comments from former US First Lady Michelle Obama.
"A few days ago Michelle Obama pointed out the consequences of holding women to impossibly high standards," Ms Clinton said.
"She (Ms Obama) said: 'If we still have this crazy bar for each other that we don't have for men. If we're not comfortable that a women could be a president then we have to have these conversations with ourselves.'"
"I think she's so right. This is something we have to explore, understand and change."
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A Maori kapa haka group perform during An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton at Spark Arena on May 7, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley interviews Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton at Spark Arena on May 7, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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