Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonParnes to author book about 2020 race The Memo: Trump frustrations grow as pressure rises New Dem message doesn’t mention Trump MORE says women in public life are under more pressure to perform at a consistently high level.

ADVERTISEMENT
In an interview with “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Friday, Clinton said there are far more avenues available to men.

“Well, look, I think Mika and I understand this, and maybe it’s because still today when you are a high-achieving woman, particularly one in the public eye, you really are just expected to perform at a higher level all the time,” Clinton said.

“And there are not enough experiences with different styles or different approaches that women make — men, my goodness, there’s a million different ways you can be successful, you can communicate and all the rest of it,” she added.

The former secretary of State said it is more difficult for women to communicate emotion effectively.

“I invest a lot of energy and a lot of my own emotion into what I do, and I think sometimes instead of that being as easy to understand as I would like it to be, it sometimes is a little bit nerve-wracking,” she said.

Clinton remarked she is no a “natural politician” like her husband or President Obama.

“And, look, I’m not telling you anything you don’t know, I am not a natural politician, like Bill ClintonBill ClintonBoos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree Feehery: Winning August OPINION | Dems need a fresh face for 2020: Try Kamala Harris MORE or Barack ObamaBarack ObamaDem senator: Trump's 'icky' Boy Scout speech left 'my stomach in knots' Boos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree Feehery: Winning August MORE,” she said.

“And, so for me, it really came through the root of service, it really came from a deep conviction that we had to make sure this country we all love kept producing opportunities for everybody, and I see that narrowly, and I see people being left out, and it upsets me.”