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Hillary Clinton Talks Bad TV, The GOP Field And Bank Regulations With Colbert

Hillary Clinton discussed everything from her television watching habits, to what she thinks of the Republican front runners to breaking up the big banks on this Tuesday's Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
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Hillary Clinton discussed everything from her television watching habits, to what she thinks of the Republican front runners to breaking up the big banks on this Tuesday's Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton admitted she and former President Bill Clinton like to binge watch "bad TV" in an appearance on the "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" airing Tuesday on CBS.

For her 68th birthday Monday, Clinton said she wanted to "do as little as I could get away with," which involved catching up on "Madame Secretary" and "The Good Wife" (two CBS shows, Colbert was quick to point out).

She revealed she and Bill recently finished Netflix political drama "House of Cards" — "It took a while," Clinton said.

Clinton even confessed she was "a little" jealous that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made a guest appearance on "Madame Secretary" this season.

In a more serious moment, Colbert asked Clinton about her plan to rein in Wall Street abuses and whether she would, as president, let the big banks fail.

"Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes," Clinton said, repeating her answer for emphasis. "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 banks if they engage in risky behavior."

"But they have to know, their shareholders have to know that yes, they will fail and if they're too big to fail, then, under my plan and others that have been proposed, they may have to be broken up," Clinton said.

When Colbert asked Clinton whether she'd rather run against Donald Trump or Ben Carson, Clinton deflected, saying she'd rather not have any influence on that side of the race.

Asked if she could picture either one of them in office, Clinton quipped, "I can picture them in some office."

Clinton also discussed the fact that she was running for her first term in office, not her husband or President Obama's second term, but stressed the need to continue the progress made under the Obama administration.


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She talked about Republicans and their bad case of amnesia when it comes to the Bush administration, what the economy looked like under her husband's administration and what was handed to Bush when he took office, compared to the free fall we were in and the mess that was handed to the Obama administration.

They also had a bit of fun at the end with her staff digging out some old photos of Clinton and using them as suggestions for Halloween costumes this year.

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