'You Have No Idea': Hillary Clinton Admits She Wanted to Tell Trump to 'Shut Up,' Too
- September, 30, 2020 - 12:26
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – After a US presidential debate rife with outbursts and attacks, Hillary Clinton confirmed she wished she could have told President Donald Trump to "shut up" when the pair debated in 2016.
The former nominee's confession came after feminist writer Jill Filipovic tweeted that former Vice President Joe Biden's off-the-cuff remark of "Will you shut up, man?" was "the line of the night."
Filipovic later added, "I so feel for Hillary right now, because I'm positive she wanted to say that and couldn't", the USA Today reported.
"You have no idea," Clinton replied.
Clinton was the first female major-party nominee for president when she faced Trump four years ago. In her first debate versus Trump, he interrupted her 51 times, according to a county by Vox.
She, in turn, interrupted him just 17 times. And unlike Biden, she resisted the urge to tell him to "shut up."
Prior to the debate, Clinton told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that she would be watching the debate with "real interest, and a certain level of expectation."
"Unlike four years ago, Donald Trump now has a record," she explained. "Everyone has seen what he has done to our country, what he has failed to do."
After lauding Biden for his "toughness" and "humanity," Clinton said she was "looking forward to the debate."
Clinton told Maddow that Trump has lost "his big advantage" of reality television stardom.
"I think his series is about to be cancelled," she joked. "It's just the same story over and over again: lying with impunity, attacking when you have nothing to say, unable to give an answer that is frankly coherent."
For his part, Trump mentioned Clinton once during the debate, reprising the moniker "Crooked Hillary Clinton" and accusing Democrats of attempting a "coup."
After the heated debate, Chasten Buttigieg took to twitter to express his sympathy for Clinton, too.
"Has anyone checked in on @HillaryClinton?" He wrote. "Girl I’m so sorry."
"Thanks, I’m fine," she replied. "But everyone better vote."