Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton sits down with Ellen for her first interview since the second Presidential Debate on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to air Friday at 3 p.m. on CBS 6.
Clinton admits she didn’t realize that she shimmied during the first debate and shares her thoughts on Donald Trump’s behavior during the second debate.
Ellen gets Clinton’s thoughts on Michelle Obama’s emotional speech on the heated election. Plus, watch a hilarious dance off between the candidate and Ken Bone.
And, Clinton reveals her wish for her upcoming 69th birthday.
On The ‘Famous’ Shimmy…
Hillary: Hello, Hello!
Ellen: Does everyone do that to you now?
Hillary: Yea, I like it. I didn’t even know I was doing it, so….
Ellen: You must have known at the time that, that came out of you.
Hillary: I didn’t.
Hillary: I knew that I said, “woo!” I knew that, but I didn’t know that I did the little shimmy to go along with it. And then afterwards I saw it and now people are always saying, “do the shimmy, do the shimmy” you know?
Ellen: You look so good. You were supposed to be here a few weeks ago.
Hillary: I was.
Ellen: And you canceled because you had pneumonia.
Hillary: I did.
Ellen: You feel good now?
Hillary: I feel great.
Ellen: You look great. You look healthy.
Hillary: My advice is. If you have pneumonia stop for a while.
Ellen: Yeah you pushed through it, didn’t you?
Hillary: Yeah I did. I tried to.
Ellen: Cause on the one hand Donald Trump said that you don’t have stamina to be President and then the one thing that he complimented you on is you never give up and you’re a fighter, so which is it?
Hillary: Hmmm. Well, I kind of think that was the only thing he said that I agreed with.
Ellen: That you’re a fighter.
Hillary: Yeah and that I don’t quit. You know if you believe in what you’re doing and you think you can make a difference you get up every day and do your best.
On The Second Presidential Debate…
Ellen: You stayed so calm. Let’s talk about the debate because this is the first interview you’ve done since the debate.
Ellen: And what did you make of that?
Hillary: Well I had several reactions. First, it was clear that my opponent, Donald Trump, was going to try to dominate the space almost to the exclusion of the people who were sitting there. I mean, they were sitting there so that we could talk to them and that they could ask questions we would then answer. And because of the revelation of the public video and everything that came out on Access Hollywood he was really all wrought up and you could just sense how much anger he had. And, so he was really trying to dominate and then literally stalk me around the stage and I would just feel this presence behind me and I thought whoa this is really weird so I was just trying to stay focused. Trying to keep my composure, trying to interact with the moderators, but really for me, more with the people there and deal with the string of accusations that he was putting forth And it’s frustrating. I feel such a sense of obligation to people that I work at trying to make sure what I’m saying is appropriate, is accurate, conveying that to people. Everybody makes mistakes, don’t get me wrong, I obviously, have made more than my share, but to run against somebody and debate somebody who is consistently just spewing forth falsehoods… and when you catch him when you say, “no wait a minute you said this, you actually were on the record on this.” “ No I wasn’t! no I wasn’t!” and just hopes, I guess, that people will forget it. So you can spend all of your time and I had to think hard about this before the first debate, I literally could have spent all of my time, saying No you told interviewer X and you said on Y, but I thought no, I’m gonna tell people to go to my website, HillaryClinton.com, look at the evidence we have, and I’m gonna keep trying to talk about what this election should be about, which it people’s lives and our Country and what we’re gonna do to help each other.
Ellen: It’s debating a teenager.
Hillary: It’s hard.
Ellen: It really is. It’s like debating a teenage he just says things and then interrupts: “makes me smarter!”
On Donald Trump’s Campaign
Ellen: As we sit here today it seems that Donald Trump’s campaign is crumbling. This morning there were allegations of sexual assault from a few more women which he is denying. It does seem like with the Republicans…the party and everyone is just backing away. It does seem like it’s crumbling.
Hillary: Well, obviously there’s a lot that is coming out which is distressing on many levels, but I don’t want anybody to think this election’s over. Because it’s been so unpredictable up till’ now that I’m not taking anything for granted. We’ve got to work really hard for the next three and a half weeks because who knows. Who knows what can happen. So everybody who’s watching and everybody who has followed this election, please turn out and vote….
On Michelle Obama’s Speech…
Ellen: So, I mean she’s very emotional about it, it’s disturbing.
Hillary: It is.
Hillary: Well, the speech that she gave, I think put into words what so many people are feeling and not just women and girls- men and boys. In another part of her speech she said, “this is not the way the men in my house talk.” And that’s what I’ve been hearing from men for the last several days. People are saying, wait a minute. A lot of athletes have actually come forward and said that is not what we talk about in the locker room because nobody wants to be associated with this kind of really violent and hateful language…it’s not just what Trump has said about women as terrible as that has been. It has been what he said about immigrants and african americans and latinos and people with disabilities and POWs and people in our military and everybody.