U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said she has regretted calling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a “monster” on the 2008 presidential campaign trail “pretty much every day since.”
“It was beyond searing. You lose your temper, and you’re in a campaign, things go back and forth,” she said in an interview that aired Thursday on the “Today Show.” “It completely broke my heart and there is a fair amount of negativity heaped upon her that I find massively unfair. The idea that I could have contributed in some way to that narrative, that was terrible.”
Power resigned as a foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign after the comment surfaced in The Scotsman newspaper and outraged Clinton supporters called for her to step down.
“But we worked together very effectively on issues of common concern the last four years,” Power said, adding that her apology to Clinton was “emotional.”