Williamson Reflects On First Debate: ‘My Delivery Made Me Vulnerable To Mockery’

MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 27: Marianne Williamson speaks as former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper looks on during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. A f... MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 27: Marianne Williamson speaks as former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper looks on during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. A field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates was split into two groups of 10 for the first debate of the 2020 election, taking place over two nights at Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 29, 2019 10:09 a.m.

Self-help author Marianne Williamson is aware that her first debate performance garnered a fair amount of laughter. But she’s unlikely to change her ways.

“I hope that this time my delivery will be more aligned with my substance,” she told USA Today for a story published Sunday. “I don’t regret the substance of anything I said, but I understand that my delivery made me vulnerable to mockery.”

“I choose not to base my sense of self on other people’s projections,” she added. “I receive more than enough support from people I respect. I’m out there continuing to do what I do, continuing the conversation that I’m very clear no one else is having.”

Williamson raised some eyebrows after her performance in the first debate, when she said that she would defeat President Donald Trump with “love” and would call the prime minister of New Zealand to tell her: ‘Girlfriend, you are so wrong’ about which country is best to grow up in.

Viewers of the second debate may be in for a similar experience.

“I need to just be myself,” she said. “Elizabeth should be Elizabeth, Bernie should be Bernie, and Marianne should be Marianne.”

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