Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports Paul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book MORE says women in public life are under more pressure to perform at a consistently high level.
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 ObamaBarack Hussein Obama Obama backs Trudeau in Canadian election Former Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Senate Democrats ding Biden energy proposal MORE.
“And, look, I’m not telling you anything you don’t know, I am not a natural politician, like Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBusiness coalition aims to provide jobs to Afghan refugees Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE or Barack Obama,” 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.”