Clinton says she'll be a better president than candidate

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Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAudience cheers Trump on emails Trump: Not paying taxes 'makes me smart' Clinton: 'Tonight I'll be blamed for everything' MORE says she will perform better as president than she does as a presidential candidate.

"I have worked at it, tried to get better at it, but I'm much better when I actually have a job to do rather than trying to get the job," Clinton said, when asked at the Democratic presidential town hall Sunday night about recent comments in which she admitted she wasn't as "natural" a politician as President Obama or her husband, former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonTrump, Clinton get under each other's skin at debate Mark Cuban: I’m not in front row at debate RNC head: Trump’s Gennifer Flowers threat ‘funny’ MORE.

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Clinton replied to CNN's moderator Jake Tapper that she doesn't "want to be hired to be a constant candidate." 

"I want to be hired to be the president because I think that I, at this moment in our country's history, bring the combination of skills and understanding and experience that can really be put to work immediately to do all parts of the job," the Democratic front-runner said.

"But you know, look, I watch my husband campaign and I watch President Obama campaign. It is poetry. 

"And I mean, it is just ... I get carried away and I've seen them a million times, you know. I go, oh my gosh, you know, both of them," Clinton said as the Ohio audience laughed and applauded.

"That's not necessarily my forte," she added, "but I think what I have always been able to do is to really produce results in every job that I've had."