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Clinton Ready To Back the Nominee

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Former U.S. senator, first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she would back whoever gets the nomination in this upcoming election.

She revealed her "choice" while she was at the Berlin Film Festival to discuss her documentary "Hillary," which premiered at the Sundance festival earlier this year.

Clinton also revealed her hopes for this new election: to "retired Donald Trump." So whoever gets the Democrats nomination for president, whether it's Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden or someone else, he or she will get her vote. But she is going to “wait and see who we [the Democrats] nominate.”

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Clinton spoke up about the verdict in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and rape trial yesterday as well. The disgraced producer was found not guilty of predatory sexual assault, but was convicted of rape in the third degree and one count of criminal sexual assault. His case was what helped spark the MeToo movement.

“The jury’s verdict [in the Weinstein trial] really speaks for itself,” Clinton says.

Clinton was asked whether the fact that Weinstein had donated to her presidential campaign could impact how donations are perceived in the future.

Her answer was that Weinstein had also contributed to the campaigns of John Kerry, Barack Obama and Al Gore, saying, “I don’t know if that should chill anyone else from contributing to political campaigns, but it should end the kind of behaviour that he was convicted for.”

'Still a Long Way To Go'

The documentary "Hillary" examines Clinton's run for president in 2016. She says she hopes progress has been made in terms of women running for office, but admits the same hurdles are still in place.

“Because I was the only woman at that level running, everybody had all of their views, prejudices, and expectations to put onto one person – I hoped that more women would run so it would be more normalized and there would not be the ‘talking dog’ syndrome.

This time thankfully there were [more women in the running], though some of the same double standards are in play. I think we’ve made some progress but there’s still a long way to go.”

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Overall, Clinton was pleased with how the documentary turned out.

“I’m really amazed at how they took all this material and turned it into a compelling film. It’s not just about my life, it’s about the arc of women’s lives, about our politics, about all the challenges that any person faces in a lifetime. I am grateful that I have had the life that I have had."

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