Power regrets calling Hillary Clinton a ‘monster’

October 3, 2013

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said in an interview broadcast Thursday that she regrets calling Hillary Rodham Clinton a "monster" during the 2008 presidential campaign.

"I regretted it pretty much every day since," Power told NBC's "Today."

A foreign policy adviser on then-Sen. Barack Obama's campaign, Power told a newspaper Clinton "is a monster" and "is stooping to anything." She soon resigned from the campaign over the remarks.

"It just completely broke my heart that there is a fair amount of negativity heaped upon her that I find massively unfair," she told "Today." "And the idea that I could have contributed in some way to that narrative is just terrible."

Power said apologizing to Clinton in person was "very emotional" for her.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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