The Hillary Clinton Interview: 21 Revealing Quotes


16. Will Vladimir Putin Give Crimea Back to Ukraine?

"Putin really has a winner-take-all, zero-sum-game approach to international relations. ... I think that depends on whether he's made to pay a price for [Crimea] ... I don't think we are in a position to advocate making him [return Crimea to Ukraine] with military actions. But I am a strong supporter of tough sanctions that create an economic cost for Russia and for him personally, and his cronies."

17. Response to Putin's Recent Comments About Her

After Clinton compared Russia's territorial advances to Nazi Germany's expansionism, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a French news outlet that "It’s better not to argue with women" but that "Ms. Clinton has never been too graceful in her statements."

"When people push boundaries too far, it’s not because they are strong but because they are weak," Putin added. "But maybe weakness is not the quality for a woman."

Clinton's response, to ABC's Diane Sawyer: "Well, I saw that, and he's not the first male leader who's made a sexist comment like that. He and I frankly disagree, and we have done so publicly."

18. Her 2008 Post-Primary Meeting With Obama

"It was like an awkward first date. Now, obviously I had known him for several years. But the campaign was so intense. And our staffs and our supporters were really at odds with each other. I don't think we ever felt that way about each other."

19. 'Dancing With the Stars' Fandom

"I did watch it faithfully this season, and I really like both Max and Derek, but I was very happy that Max finally won," Clinton said. "I don't know what the man would have done with himself had he not. I was really worried."

20. Her 'Perfect Day'

"A perfect day is to end it with my family, go for a long walk probably with our dogs. Go out to dinner with friends, see a good movie, sleep late the next morning. I mean, that's a perfect day."

21. One Of Her ‘Favorite Things’

"I love to swim, [it’s] one of my absolutely favorite things to do ... is not one of my strong suits ... I am gonna try to get better."

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