Hillary Clinton sat down with Stephen Colbert on last night’s The Late Show.
“I just sort of hung around. Bill and I just watched bad TV … a little binge watching, here and there.”
Clinton enjoys House of Cards, The Good Wife, and Madame Secretary.
Colbert asked Clinton about her youth in Park Ridge, Illinois, and her role as President of the Young Republicans at Wellesley:
“You know, my father, the gender-gap in politics started in my house. My father was a small businessman, and a Republican, and he was very staunch in his views, and we would have lots of discussions around the kitchen table. My mother had a much different upbringing, was just a wonderful person but was abandoned by her parents and was working as a housemaid when she was 14, so she came at politics in life with a much more, a broader perspective. So I would be in the middle of these great discussions…I went to college on my dad’s side, as a Young Republican, and then one day, I kind of looked around and thought, ‘I need to think about this some more and come up with my own views.’”
The discussion then got around to the campaign. Colbert asks her if it is fun to run for President, why she’s running, and how she would help the middle class.
Clinton spoke about the economy under her husband, and the economy that Obama inherited.
“Look, I’m not running for my husband’s third term, I’m not running for Obama’s third term, I’m running for my first term. But I’m running to do what works, and we have an understanding of what works. And the wealthy need to pay more. I’m sorry to break it to you, but they do.”
She also told Colbert she would let the banks fail:
“Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. First of all, under Dodd-Frank, that is what will happen because we now have stress tests and I’m going to impose a risk fee on the big bank if they engage in risky behavior. They have to know, their shareholders have to know that yes, they will fail … Then under my plan, and others that have been proposed, they may have to be broken up. because if you can’t manage it it’s more likely to fail.”
Finally, Clinton and Colbert discussed Halloween costumes.
Colbert suggested something Benghazi-themed: “People can just go to the party dressed up any way they want, but they have to stay for 11 hours.”