LOS ANGELES — Hillary Clinton called new reports about Donald Trump’s treatment of women “distressing” on Thursday, but warned her supporters that the race for the White House isn’t over yet.
“There is a lot that is coming out, which is, distressing, on many levels,” Clinton said in an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “But I don’t want anybody to think that this election is over, because it’s been so unpredictable until 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.”
Clinton said thatin New Hampshire earlier Thursday “put into words what so many people are feeling” about Trump.
“What Michelle is saying is: he has showed us who he is, we now need to show the world who we are, who we are, who we are as a country, what we stand for, and that we don’t tolerate this kind of language,” Clinton said. “And it’s not just what Trump has said about women, as terrible as that has been, but what he’s said about immigrants, and African Americans, and Latinos, and people with disabilities, and POWs, and our military, and Muslims, and everybody.”
Clinton taped the appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show — her fourth since the beginning of her campaign — on Thursday afternoon for broadcast on Friday. She was originally scheduled to appear on the show in mid-September but, after being diagnosed with pneumonia, Clinton was forced to cancel a trip to the West Coast.
“My advice is, if you have pneumonia, stop for a while,” Clinton said on the show.
Clinton also discussed— and DeGeneres complimented Clinton on her “shimmy” move.
“I knew that I said ‘woo!’ like that” Clinton said, “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 to me ‘Do the shimmy! Do the shimmy!’”
Clinton said that her opponent tried to “dominate the space” during the 90-minute event in St. Louis.
“It was so odd,” she said, referring to Trump’s standing behind her at times. “I’d go to talk to somebody, like if one of you in the audience were to ask me a question, you know, I wanted to go, I wanted to look at you, I wanted to hear your question, and then I wanted to respond to it, and I would just feel this presence behind me. And you know, I thought: ‘Whoa this is really weird.’”
Before the interview was over, DeGeneres played a video clip featuring Clinton’s head on a dancing body alongside the head of Ken Bone— the questioner at the debate who became an overnight sensation — on another dancing body.
“You can move!” DeGeneres joked.
“Oh, that was the best dancing I’ve ever done,” Clinton said, laughing at the video. “He wasn’t bad either.”