Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson said on a hot mic that she was shocked to learn during her presidential campaign that the left is "as mean as the right."
"What does it say that Fox News is nicer to me than the lefties are? What does it say that the conservatives are nicer to me?" she wondered after completing an interview on Sinclair's "America This Week with Eric Bolling" two weeks ago.
"It's such a bizarre world," the spiritual guru turned presidential candidate continued. "You know, I'm such a lefty. I mean, I'm a serious lefty, but they're so-- I didn't think the left was as mean as the right. They are."
She returned to the show this week to explain what she meant. According to Williamson, she only agreed to appear for a second interview after host Eric Bolling promised that he would not air the comments.
"I was told was that if I came on your show, you wouldn’t blast it out, and you just blasted it out. So… I don’t even know where to go with that," she said. "The whole point of a hot mic is, well, you know, why did you just blast it out if the point was, if I came on you wouldn't? I would have come on anyway."
"All I was saying is, when it comes to the rough and tumble of politics and how people behave, I think there are things that happen in people, it is not a left-right issue. I was just talking about the fact that, that day you were certainly very kind to me," she said. "I'm running for president, I don't expect a walk in the park, so I was making a comment that... The Republicans don't have to be attacking me now, I'm in a Democratic primary, so Republicans are like, 'Hi, Marianne!' And some people on the left are working for other candidates, you know how that goes."