Clinton: Trump is 'a very effective reality TV star'

Clinton: Trump is 'a very effective reality TV star'
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE in an interview broadcast Sunday said that President Trump is “a very effective reality TV star.”

In Clinton’s first television interview to promote her upcoming book about the election, she also explained her controversial use of the word "deplorables" to refer to some of Trump’s supporters.

“Well, I thought Trump was behaving in a deplorable manner. I thought a lot of his appeals to voters were deplorable. I thought his behavior as we saw on the 'Access Hollywood' tape was deplorable,” Clinton told CBS's "Sunday Morning.” 

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“And there were a large number of people who didn't care. It did not matter to them. And he turned out to be a very effective reality TV star.”

Clinton, whose new book, “What Happened,” is scheduled for release on Sept. 12, referred to the 2016 election as “a reality show.” 

“We have a reality show that leads to the election of a president. He ends up in the Oval Office. He says, ‘Boy, it's so much harder than I thought it would be. This is really tough. I had no idea.’ Well, yeah, because it's not a show. It's real. It's reality for sure,” Clinton said.