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Hillary Clinton on Biden-Trump debate: ‘It was maddening and sad’

The former first lady says ‘lying is first nature’ for the president.

Hillary Clinton has implored voters to hit the polls on Nov. 3rd following the “maddening” Trump-Biden debate.

Appearing on James Corden’s Late Late Show on Wednesday, the former secretary of state said watching the debate was both “nerve-wracking” and “sad.” Clinton also revealed that she explained to Biden’s campaign that “you cannot let Trump knock you off your game.”

“Now, he will, as we saw last night, as we saw in my debates with him, try to dominate, try to interrupt, try to control whatever the conversation is,” she continued. “And so you have to be really focused and very disciplined about not getting totally off the reservation all the time because he’ll attack you in the middle of you answering a question — totally against the rules — and you want to continue answering your question but you don’t want to look like you’re avoiding his.”

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Clinton shared the debate stage three times with Trump during the 2016 presidental election. She told Corden…  “I know he will do or say anything.”

Referring to Tuesday’s debate, Clinton said, “I was watching but every so often I’d kind of be cringing or I’d be going ‘oh!’ A lot of dramatic moments. And there were a couple of times I just had to get up and walk [out] because it’s very sad to think that we’re having the most important election in maybe our history coming up and the president, one of the two candidates, can’t be bothered to answer the questions, put forward any kind of agenda for the future. It’s all insult and attack and braggadocio. It was sad, James. It was maddening and sad at the same time.” 

The former first lady also weighed in on the New York Times report on Trump’s tax returns. 

“We now know definitively something that I said back in 2016, he’s not as rich as he claims, he doesn’t pay income tax, and everything else that we learned. So, lying is not just second, it’s first nature to Donald Trump,” Clinton told Corden.  

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Following the first Trump-Biden debate, Chasten Buttigieg, husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, tweeted “Has anyone checked in on [Hillary Clinton]? Girl I’m so sorry,”

Clinton replied, “Thanks, I’m fine,” Adding “But everyone better vote.” 

Clinton has joined forces with Steven Spielberg to develop a new anthology drama for CW about the women’s suffrage movement. The series is titled The Woman’s Hour, and USA Today reports that the first season is based on Elaine Weiss’ best-selling 2018 nonfiction book “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.”  

“Each season of ‘The Woman’s Hour’ will celebrate those who changed history and have strong contemporary reverberations, appealing to today’s rising tide of young, politically active audiences,” a press release states. 

“Rights for the book were optioned by Amblin Television in 2018, after Clinton brought the project to long-time supporter and Amblin Chairman Steven Spielberg,” the release says. “Clinton first discovered the book after Weiss made it her mission to get the novel to the former Secretary of State, after realizing the striking parallels between the women’s suffrage movement and the 2016 presidential election between Clinton and Donald Trump.” 

On Tuesday, Clinton launched her first podcast, “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton,” and was joined by vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

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