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She also reflects on feeling 'discombobulated' as Donald Trump hovered around her throughout a presidential debate

By Derek Lawrence
September 08, 2017 at 09:48 PM EDT
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Over the next few weeks, Hillary Clinton will be making the rounds to promote her new book What Happened. And for her first extended television interview since the election, she’s admitting she might have “missed a few chances.”

In a preview of Clinton’s CBS Sunday Morning sit-down, the former Democratic presidential nominee reflects on feeling “discombobulated” as Donald Trump followed her around the stage throughout a debate last October.

“My mind is going, ‘Okay, do I keep my composure? Do I act like a president? Am I the person that people can trust in the end to make hard decisions?,'” she told host Jane Pauley. “Or do I wheel around and say, ‘Get outta my space. Back up, you creep.’ Well, you know, I didn’t do the latter.”

Candidates Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Hold Second Presidential Debate At Washington University
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She continued, “But I thought, you know, people say, ‘Well, we don’t know her…’ and I think my composure, which I have developed over years being in the public eye, has well equipped me for being a leader, because you should keep your cool and you should be steady and predictable. But I think in this time we’re in, particularly in this campaign, you know, maybe I missed a few chances.”

The full interview can be seen during this weekend’s episode of CBS Sunday Morning, which airs at 9 a.m. ET.

Watch the clip above.

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