U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha PowerSamantha PowerTrump hires put premium on TV prowess US abstains from UN resolution on Cuba embargo for first time Former Portuguese leader, refugee chief primed to be new UN head MORE hinted that she hoped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — whom she famously referred to as “a monster” during the 2008 Democratic primary — would become the nation’s next president.
In an interview with Fortune, Power said that she hoped the next U.S. president would be a woman and that she had “someone in mind.”
In 2008, Power resigned from the Obama campaign after a Scottish newspaper quoted her calling Clinton desperate and saying the then-New York senator was “stooping to anything” to win the nomination.
Power apologized for her comment at the time.
“I made inexcusable remarks that are at marked variance from my oft-stated admiration for Senator Clinton and from the spirit, tenor, and purpose of the Obama campaign,” Power said.
Power was brought back on as part of the administration’s State Department transition team, and worked as senior director for multilateral affairs and human rights on the National Security Council for much of Clinton’s tenure as secretary of State.