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09.08.2017

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON TELLS “CBS SUNDAY MORNING” ANCHOR JANE PAULEY THAT DONALD TRUMP FOLLOWING HER ON THE DEBATE STAGE WAS “SO DISCOMBOBULATING”

Says Clinton: “But I Think in This Time We’re in, Particularly in This Campaign, You Know, Maybe I Missed a Few Chances.”

Preview Was Broadcast on the “CBS Evening News” Tonight (6:30-7:00 PM)

Extended Interview to Be Broadcast Sunday, Sept. 10, on “CBS Sunday Morning”

VIDEO: http://cbsn.ws/2f9OccY

Donald Trump following former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton around the stage during a debate was “so discombobulating” to her, she tells CBS SUNDAY MORNING anchor Jane Pauley, in her first television interview about her new book.

Clinton talked with Pauley about the moment, which occurred during a presidential debate in St. Louis, when then-candidate Trump closely walked behind her as she moved around the stage.

“It was so discombobulating,” Clinton tells Pauley in a preview broadcast tonight on the CBS EVENING NEWS. “And so – while I’m answering questions, my mind is going, ‘Okay, do I keep my composure? Do I act like a president? Am I the person that people can trust in the end to make hard decisions? Or do I w– wheel around and say, ‘Get outta my space. Back up, you creep’? Well, you know, I didn't do the latter.”

“But I – I thought – you know, people say, ‘Well, we don't know her,’ – and I think my composure, which I have developed over years being in the public eye – has well equipped me for being a leader, because you should keep your cool, and you should be steady and predictable. But I think in this time we’re in, particularly in this campaign, you know, maybe I missed a few chances.”

The extended interview will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 10, on CBS SUNDAY MORNING.

In her first extensive television interview since the election, Clinton opens up about what she believes happened in her campaign, her life since then, her thoughts on President Trump, and her book, What Happened, which is published by Simon & Schuster.

CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.

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huffr@cbsnews.com

Press:

Richard Huff
212-975-3328
huffr@cbsnews.com