Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonMcMullin: Republicans 'putting party ahead of principle' Axelrod: I don't know any strategist on either side who privately thinks Trump will win RNC chairman defends Trump after refusal to say he'd accept election results MORE says women in public life are under more pressure to perform at a consistently high level.
“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 Clinton56 memorable moments from a wild presidential race Bill Clinton: We're entering era that will 'make the 90s look like small potatoes' Trump son: Talk like father's leaked 2005 tapes 'a fact of life' MORE or Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObama promotes new airline regulations Is Georgia turning blue? Five takeaways from money race 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.”