Hillary Clinton told Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, that she had to go on a “Clinton Apology Tour” amid the fallout over WikiLeaks’ release of diplomatic cables in 2010.
The revelations came as part of the latest release of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s emails published by WikiLeaks. The Clinton campaign has not confirmed the authenticity of the emails.
Clinton’s comments came during an “off the record chat” with the bank at a 2013 event.
“I had to go and apologize to anyone who was in any way characterized in any of the cables in any way that might be considered less than flattering,” Clinton said to Blankfein, according to the emails published by WikiLeaks. “And it was painful.”
Clinton joked to Blankfein that she “had a jacket made like a rock-star tour.”
She said she had to explain to foreign leaders that American ambassadors “all want to be literary people,” and that they sometimes “go off on tangents,” according to the emails.
“What can I say,” Clinton continued. “I had grown men cry.”
The Clinton campaign told Business Insider that it would not authenticate any individual emails.