Hillary Clinton, who has been one of the most popular and most powerful female politicians in the world for decades, is now running for president in the first-in-the-nation Democratic primary.
But the glass ceiling is taking a toll.
In an interview with NBC’s Today Show on Sunday, Clinton said that, while she still believes in the ideals of the United States, “we’ve got to start talking about some fundamental changes.”
She said she is “deeply disappointed” in President Donald Trump for his “disgusting” treatment of women, immigrants and the disabled.
“I am deeply disappointed with the president’s treatment of the women, I am deeply sorry that the president treats women that way,” she said.
“We are going to do our best to be a better nation, a better place.
And I think it’s clear to everyone that this is not the America that we all know and love.”
The remarks came a day after Trump, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, criticized Clinton as having been a “womaniser.”
“She had a terrible life, she’s a womaniser,” he said.
She did some horrible things, she has not held her mouth when she should have.”
But as Trump’s approval rating has plunged, Clinton has remained strong among Democrats.
In a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday, 71 percent of Democratic primary voters approve of her job performance, compared to just 23 percent who disapprove.
That number has also stayed consistent over the past week, and remains the highest in a month.
On Sunday, a Gallup poll found that Trump’s job approval is at an all-time low at 29 percent, and that he is far more disliked than Clinton.