Hillary Clinton: My Mother 'Taught Me How to Stand Up to Bullies'

Clinton made the comments in an interview with ABC's David Muir.

ByABC News
June 8, 2016, 7:06 AM

— -- In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ David Muir, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton reflected on the role her mother has played in her 2016 campaign and what she would think of her daughter clinching the nomination.

"She would be really excited and proud. She would be, like I am, overwhelmed by this historic moment," Clinton told Muir at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Tuesday night. "She taught me so much in my life, including how to stand up to bullies, which apparently is going to be very much in demand in the upcoming campaign.”

Clinton told Muir that she doubts her mother, who passed away in 2011, would have predicted this moment.

"She was very supportive of me, but I’m not sure she would have predicted that, number one I would do it again," Clinton said. "But number two, that it would turn out differently."

When asked whether former President Clinton saw her Tuesday night speech before it was delivered, Hillary Clinton said he had and that “he’s always got good advice.”

"He's been helping all through this campaign," she told Muir. "I'm so grateful to him and my daughter."

Both Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton were in attendance at the primary night event.

For more of Muir’s exclusive interview with Clinton, tune in to "World News Tonight With David Muir" tonight.