Hillary Clinton will tour the nation, appearing at theaters and book stores to promote her upcoming memoir, “What Happened,” and promises to let her guard down in the process.
“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down,” Clinton says in a statement on her tour’s website, posted Monday.
The former presidential candidate will aim to take audiences with her on a first-person journey, and offer a personal perspective on what happened during the election. She also promises to explain what’s next for her life and career.
Clinton’s tour includes stops in Washington, Toronto, South Florida, Montreal, Michigan, Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, with tickets going on sale Sept. 18.
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” recently aired exclusive excerpts from Clinton’s upcoming book, in which she said that Donald Trump “was breathing down her neck” and made her skin crawl the presidential debate where Trump stood closely behind his opponent when it was her turn to speak.
“It was the second presidential debate and Donald Trump was looming behind me. Two days before the world heard him brag about groping woman. Now we were on a small stage and no matter where I walked, he followed me closely, staring at me, making faces,” Clinton wrote.
She continued: “It was incredibly uncomfortable. He was literally breathing down my neck. My skin crawled. It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching ,’Well, what would you do? Do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on — as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye, and say loudly and clearly ‘back up you creep, get away from me! I know you love to intimidate women, but you can’t intimidate me, so back up.'”
Clinton’s “What Happened” hits bookstores on September 12.