Hillary Clinton Tells Stephen Colbert: I Would Let Big Banks Fail


Hillary Clinton appeared on the Late Show on Tuesday night, where she and host Stephen Colbert started out by discussing watching “bad TV” with husband Bill—House of Cards and the Good Wife are among the couple’s favorites—and whether it’s fun to run for president of the United States.

“Some days it really is fun,” Clinton said. “Some days it’s just very hard work. You do so many events, you do kind of lose track of where you are. But most days something happens during the day that really makes you feel like ‘Yes, I know why I’m doing this, I am so committed.'”

But it wasn’t all softball questions. After weighing in on topics like the middle class and Bernie Sanders—responses Colbert jokingly hit back as a “cheap trick” to say things people like—Clinton was then directly asked how she would handle an economic situation like the 2007 financial crisis and whether she’d let big banks fail.

The Democratic presidential candidate answered emphatically, “Yes, yes, yes, yes.”