Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump rips Krugman, NYT after columnist writes GOP no longer believes in American values Klobuchar jokes to Cuomo: 'I feel you creeping over my shoulder' but 'not in a Trumpian manner' Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment MORE said she was overwhelmed with emotion during her convention speech about being the first female presidential nominee to represent a major political party in the U.S. 

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"It was way over-the-top emotional. My biggest concern going out there to make that speech ... was whether I could control my emotions," Clinton said of her acceptance speech of the party's presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention last week.

"Whether I would start crying, that was my biggest concern," she said on "Fox News Sunday." 

"I was pretty concerned whether I would make it through my speech." 

Clinton touched on the importance of being the first female nominee for the Democratic Party in her acceptance speech, calling it a milestone. 

"Tonight, we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president," she said last Thursday.    

"Standing here as my mother's daughter, and my daughter's mother, I'm so happy this day has come. Happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between."