NEW YORK — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was featured on Humans of New York on Thursday afternoon.
Clinton took on the claims that she appears cold and robotic. She faced criticism from Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus Wednesday night for seeming “angry + defensive the entire time – no smile and uncomfortable.”
She responded via twitter, but also took the chance to explain further in the Humans of New York post.
Clinton recounted her experience taking her law school admissions test at Harvard to HONY founder Brandon Stanton. She was one of the only women in the room and men shouted at her that she didn’t need to be there. Clinton said she couldn’t afford to get distracted because she needed to focus on the exam.
“I know that I can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional. But I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions,” Clinton told Stanton. “And that’s a hard path to walk. Because you need to protect yourself, you need to keep steady, but at the same time you don’t want to seem ‘walled off.’ And sometimes I think I come across more in the ‘walled off’ arena. And if I create that perception, then I take responsibility.”
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