Hillary Clinton Sounds-Off on Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
"Extra's" Mario Lopez sat down with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who sounded-off on hot topics, such as Republican candidate Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West.
Of Donald's popularity, she said, "I am watching this with some concern because I think a lot of what he has said has been really inflammatory and destructive… He has not put forward any real policies… He has made a lot of claims, and I think it may reflect on the Republican side some of the pent-up frustration that they have… I'm going to let them deal with however they choose their nominee, but I am certainly looking forward, if he were the nominee, to debating him in the general election because there's a lot to talk about starting with his really outrageous statements about immigration."
Though she faced criticism over using a private e-mail server when she was Secretary of State, she still believes she's a trustworthy candidate. "Well, I think people can trust me to fight for them and to fight for their families. I have a long track record of standing up and really working hard to help people solve their problems to have better lives; I did it as a first lady, I did it as a senator, I did it as Secretary of State, I would do it again as president. I want to be the president, Mario, who solves the big problems, works to keep us safe in the world, deals with terrorism, climate change, but I also want to be the president who helps families figure out what they do about those problems that keep them up at night and everybody has some of those."
To become president, Clinton will need to use social media to her advantage. She explained, "I think it's already proven to be a big factor because that's how people communicate these days… That's where they get their news, that's what they find out what their friends are thinking, so I think as we go forward with the election it's going to be even more and more important."
Switching to a lighter topic, she talked about meeting the queen of social media, Kim Kardashian. Hillary said, "You know, I just met her for the first time. She came to one of my fundraisers in Los Angeles, and I really enjoyed meeting her; I really found her to be warm and very personable. She had a nice way of introducing her husband, as if I didn't know who he was, right, and I enjoy seeing her with her daughter. So I think all of us in our own ways can be inspirational or aspirational for people... and I certainly think many people see her as someone who gets up every day and tries to figure out how to make that day successful."
When asked about Kanye West's announcement that he was running for president in 2020, Hillary offered this advice, "Well, if I'm going for my second term, [I would ask him] to wait four years, but if I'm not... be sure he has comfortable shoes because there's a lot of walking involved."
On whether she has thought of husband Bill Clinton as a running mate, Hillary said, "He would be good, but he's not eligible; under the Constitution, he has served his two terms and I think the argument would be as Vice President it would not be possible for him to ever succeed to the position — at least that's what I've been told… It has crossed my mind."
Hillary also chatted about how beneficial and inspiring it would be for women, like her own granddaughter Charlotte, to see a woman become POTUS. "I think it means that one of the last barriers to imagination, aspiration, is gone, not just for little girls, but for little boys, too, because I think it's important that every child in our country has the feeling that he or she could grow up to be president, or be you, or do whatever they wanted to. If you break that glass ceiling for girls and you have a woman in the White House, it sends a great message here at home and around the world."
Tune-in to "Extra" tonight and tomorrow for the second part of Mario's interview with Hillary.
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