Clinton: The More Successful A Woman Becomes, The Less Likable She Becomes


In an interview on Wednesday's broadcast of NBC's Today with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, Hillary Clinton said the more successful a woman is the less likable she is in contrast to the likability of a professionally successful man. Clinton said when she was successful as Secretary of State albeit in service of someone else -- the country, the president -- she was much more likable. However, when she decided to walk "into the arena" and announce, 'I'm going to do this for myself,' it has a "dramatic effect" on how a woman is perceived.

"I write in the book about an incredible conversation I had with Sheryl Sandberg who has done so much work to really untangle what is -- you know, what is like realistic in terms of what you have to do to be successful and what is tinged if not affected by sexism. And she says, look, the research is absolutely clear. The more professionally successful a man becomes, the more likable he is. The more professionally successful a woman becomes, the less likable she is," Clinton said Wednesday.

"You know, when I was Secretary of State, I came out of that job with I think a 69% approval rating because I was in service to my country, I was in service to our president, I was proud to do it. But when a woman walks into the arena and says, I'm going for this myself, it really does have a dramatic effect on how people perceive," Clinton said.

Watch Clinton's full interview on Today:

President Trump tweeted Wednesday night in response to Clinton's attacks.

Trump's first tweet: 'Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss. She lost the debates and lost her direction!'

Tweet number two: 'The "deplorables" came back to haunt Hillary.They expressed their feelings loud and clear. She spent big money but, in the end, had no game!'

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