In her first public interview since November 8, the former Secretary of State sat down with The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof at the Women in the World Summit in New York, to discuss how she’s been coping since the election (“I’m OK. As an American I’m pretty worried”), why she stopped caring what everyone thought, and her fears for women everywhere.
‘Women are being targeted globally’
Clinton voiced her concern over the “global gag rule” that would see aid agencies lose funding if they spoke about abortion.
“The targeting of women — which is what is going on — is absolutely beyond any political agenda. There is something else happening here,” she said.
Clinton said the funding the US provides is “saving women and children’s lives and helping women have a better shot at a future”.
"The more we support women, the more we support democracy… Women’s issues are national security issues around the world."
Hillary also criticised Trump's determination to ban Muslims from entering the country.
"I don’t understand the commitment to hurt so many people that this administration, this White House seems to be pursuing. There are so many examples in just the first 100 days," she said.
"The ban on people coming into our country — and yes, it was aimed at originally seven, now six, countries but it really sent a chilling effect across the world."
Sexism in the election was real, and she's trying to understand why.
When asked about the election, Clinton agreed that "misogyny played a role".