Hillary Clinton said her “skin crawled” while debating President Trump during their White House race in 2016.
“What would you do?” she says in an audio recording of her reading her upcoming memoir “What Happened” released by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday.
“Do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space?” she asks. “Or do you turn, look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, ‘Back up, you creep.’
“’Get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women, but you can’t intimidate me, so back up.’”
Clinton was recounting her experience battling Trump in their second presidential debate in St. Louis in October 2016.
Trump was then the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, while Clinton was his Democratic counterpart.
Clinton called Trump standing behind her during the contest “incredibly uncomfortable” as he was “literally breathing down my neck.”
“It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching, well, what would you do?” she said.
“I kept my cool, aided by a lifetime of men trying to throw me off,” the former secretary of State added.
“What Happened” is reportedly scheduled for release on Sept. 12 and will give Clinton’s thoughts on her sometimes bitter competition with Trump.
The book is also expected to feature Clinton’s thoughts on possible Russian interference in the 2016 race and former FBI Director James Comey’s impact on the final results.
Comey said in July 2016 that Clinton had been “extremely careless” while using a private email server as secretary of State.
Critics argued that Clinton’s use of the device may have exposed sensitive national intelligence or prevented transparency about her actions.
The email issue dogged Clinton throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, and she ultimately lost the White House to Trump last November.