Stopping short of a full confession, Hillary Clinton finally admitted she was wrong to have her own personal mail server.
Clinton told ABC News’ “Nightline” host David Muir on Tuesday that she’s “sorry” and that she made a “mistake.”
“I did, I did,” Clinton answered when asked if she felt she made a mistake by using her private email account. But the once-invincible Democratic presidential candidate—whose popularity is falling like a brick dropped from a rooftop—still thinks her private email account was legal and proper.
“I do think I could have and should have done a better job answering questions earlier. I really didn’t perhaps appreciate the need to do that,” the Democratic presidential candidate told Muir in an exclusive interview in New York City. “What I had done was allowed, it was above board. But in retrospect, as I look back at it now, even though it was allowed, I should have used two accounts. One for personal, one for work-related emails. That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility.”
When asked if her campaign can survive this mega-scandal, Clinton retreated to empty rhetoric.
“Of course I can,” she said. “I, as you might guess, have been around a while and there have been lots of, you know, attacks and counter-attacks and questions raised. And I can survive it because I think I’m running to be president to do what the country needs done. And I believe the American people will respond to that.”
Based on the latest polls, the American people are responding to Clinton, just not in the way she would like.
Watch the interview below.