Hillary Clinton Says Criticism Has Helped Her Develop 'Thick Skin' – And 'I Have Great Creams for It,' She Jokes
Hillary Clinton isn’t going to let a little – or a lot – of criticism keep her down.
During an appearance on The View on Tuesday, the Democratic front-runner said she now takes attacks against her in stride because “I have developed a thick skin. And, anybody who’s interested, I have great creams for it,” she joked.
Asked about the “bad impression” some people have of her, Clinton responded, “I think some of it is that I am perhaps a more serious person, a more reserved person in the public arena these days I think people then say, ‘Well, she’s serious, she’s reserved. Can I really like her?’ I’ve been pretty much the same person my entire life, for better or worse.”
Earlier in the interview, Clinton warned against the dangers of a Trump presidency, while also calling on voters to help “make sure that doesn’t happen.”
Asked by host Joy Behar what would happen to women should GOP front-runner Donald Trump be elected president, Clinton replied that it’s not only women who should be worried about that possible outcome.
“For me, the way he’s conducted his campaign, the things he’s said – he has insulted everybody, he has demeaned everybody really drawing these lines.”
“I just don’t understand what he thinks is the role of somebody running for president,” she added of Trump’s controversial comments on women. “It’s not only women who should be concerned – it’s everybody.”
That said, Clinton seems confident that she can defeat Trump in the race for the White House.
The former secretary of state also said that although a lot of Republicans have been voting for Trump in the primaries, “I have more votes than he does. I have a million more votes. I don’t think the vast majority of Americans, let’s hope, want to reward that kind of behavior.
Trump has come under fire for his remarks on women throughout his campaign, and faced widespread backlash for his suggestion last week that women who get abortions should be punished if the procedure is banned in the U.S.
Clinton’s interview came just hours ahead of the Wisconsin primary Tuesday night. She is facing a tight race in the crucial contest, with rival Bernie Sanders leading in most polls there.
Clinton, a former New York senator, and Sanders, a Brooklyn native, have agreed to a one-on-one debate in Brooklyn on April 14, less than one week before the key New York primary on April 19.