Former Secretary of State and Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited New Zealand over the weekend, confessing she considered moving there after losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump.
Clinton said although she doesn't plan to run against Trump in 2020, she believes he could be defeated since "we now know a lot more about the kind of campaign he runs and the kind of candidate he is".
Aside from her comment about moving overseas, Clinton took a number of shots at Trump - without mentioning him by name - describing the campaign as a "reality TV" election and saying she wished she had taken him to task after he "stalked" her at the 2016 debates, according to the New Zealand Herald.
"When she won I was thrilled because, after [the US election], to see a young woman become Prime Minister was such a shot of optimism", Clinton told New Zealand's Stuff news site about Arden, again blaming her own loss, in part, on Americans' "sexism and misogyny".More news: US 'Balikatan' mutual defense exercises open today
"After my election to see a young woman become prime minister was such a shot of optimism", she told local media company Stuff on Monday after a private meeting with Ms Ardern in Wellington. She also decried sexism in the US that she said contributed to her election loss.
An interpreter will now be present every week at her press conference.
Clinton is speaking at an event this evening as part of a global tour. "And it's just getting started", she said.
Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford. She added that the pair talked about "being a mom" in the political world.More news: Rosie O'Donnell donations to Doug Jones campaign exceeded federal legal limit
"The minute a woman, at least in our country, stands up and says now I'd like a chance to lead, everything changes".
Ms Ardern, who is expecting her first child with partner Clarke Gayford in June, is only the second woman to give birth while being the leader of a government. Clinton said she also gave Ardern a personalized copy of her book, "What Happened".
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News.More news: Today May 5 iShares Core Aggressive Allocation ETF (AOA) Rises 0.56%