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Hillary Clinton views Matt Lauer's downfall as 'karma' for 2016 interview

Matt Lauer looks on as democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the NBC News Commander-in-Chief Forum on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton was mad at now-disgraced former NBC host Matt Lauer last year.

She believes Lauer was tougher on her than he was on Trump during NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum, during which he interviewed both candidates separately.

How does she feel about Lauer now that reports of gross sexual misconduct and possible assault have derailed his career?

“Every day I believe more in karma,” Clinton said according to the Philly Voice. She referenced several “men who shaped the narrative” of the 2016 campaign who have been hit with sexual harassment scandals.

The comment came at a promotional event for her book, “What Happened,” in Philadelphia on Thursday night.

"The only way we will get sexism out of politics is to get more women in politics," Clinton said.

Clinton expressed her frustration with Lauer in an excerpt of her book, which the host read to the audience and asked Clinton to respond to.

“I was ticked off,” Clinton wrote. “NBC knew exactly what it was doing here. The network was treating this like an episode of ‘The Apprentice,’ in which Trump stars and ratings soar. Lauer turned what should have been a serious discussion into a pointless ambush. What a waste of time.”

Clinton's comments on sexual misconduct are difficult to separate from the context of her husband's past, as the recent trend of sexual misconduct accusations against politicians, celebrities and members of the media has caused a reevaluation of the old allegations against Bill Clinton.

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York said in November that Bill Clinton should have resigned because of the allegations of sexual misconduct against him, including his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky.

“Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction,” Gillibrand told the New York Times.

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