This week on Tell Me It’s Going to be OK, Mia Freedman and I sat down with one of Australia’s most respected journalists, Sarah Ferguson, to talk about what it was like interviewing Hillary Clinton.
So, what did she learn after spending 45 minutes with a women who made it to the other side of a political campaign that was unlike anything we’ve ever seen?
Hillary Clinton is not ok…
Sitting across from a woman who lost an election to a reality TV star, Sarah said the one thing she picked up on was that Hillary was not ok.
“Of course she still gets up and puts one foot in front of the other but… she sits and watches what’s happening with Trump, it appals her and she thinks about all the things that could have gone slightly differently which would have meant she was now the President. How do you stop punishing yourself about that?”
She really doesn’t like being asked about her husband…
Hillary is naturally guarded but Sarah really saw her walls go up when she asked about the women who’d accused her husband of sexual assault, attending one of the campaign debates.
“You can see her preparing for the Bill question… her armour comes over her, she withdraws, something comes down on her face, she gets very focused but she’s ready [because] she’s been dealing with this for 20 years.”
Huma Abedin is one tough cookie…
Clinton’s right hand woman was thrust into the spotlight thanks to the sexual exploits of her husband, Anthony Weiner, but behind the scenes she runs the show.