In her new book released Tuesday, Hillary Clinton claimed she confronted Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke after he called her the “anti-Christ.”
Zinke “brought his wife over to say hello. This was somewhat surprising, considering that in 2014 he had called me the “Antichrist.” Maybe he’d forgotten, … But I hadn’t forgotten,” Clinton writes in “What Happened,” her new book about the 2016 presidential campaign. “‘You know, Congressman,’ I said. ‘I’m not actually the anti-Christ.’ He was taken aback and mumbled something about not having meant it.”
Zinke made the comment speaking at a campaign event while running for Congress in January 2014, according to Montana’s Bigfork Eagle.
He later walked back the label he gave Clinton, saying the comment was “a little bit harsh” but made as a joke, not a serious accusation, the Billings Gazette reports.
“One thing I’ve learned over the years is how easy it is for some people to say horrible things about me when I’m not around, but how hard it is for them to look me in the eye and say it to my face,” Clinton added.
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