Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gave a stern and straightforward response during a 2014 CNN interview about how she thought the country's immigration laws should be executed, particularly when it came to children of undocumented immigrants, according to Mediaite.
Sanders repeatedly attacked her as a representative of the political establishment, a message Trump echoed.
And the report notes that while on the campaign trail Clinton said she wanted "comprehensive immigration" reform and would also "fight to protect" immigrants covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans acts ordered under President Barack Obama.
Diane Hessen, the author of the internal study, found that after Clinton's remark, "all hell broke loose" among the group of voters she was tracking at the time.
Her promise shoots down speculation from this year that she might mount a future campaign for national office or mayor of New York City.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton says racial grievances had a significant influence on the 2016 presidential election and continue to be stoked by US President Donald Trump.
'But I don't think it was determinative, ' Clinton argued.
The day after Election Day, Clinton delivered an address where she told her followers she was sorry they didn't win but that the best days were still ahead.
"I don't know quite what audience he was playing to, other than - maybe some, you know, right-wing commentators, right-wing members of Congress, whatever", Clinton said.
"I am done with being a candidate", she added.
"Oh, I think the most important of the mistakes I made was using personal email", she told CBS. She described feeling an "out-of body experience" on the platform and called Trump's speech a "cry from the white nationalist gut".
"I just went into the bedroom, laid down on the bed, i just thought 'Okay".
Pauley seemed to share some of Clinton's resentment for those who voted against her.
The Women's March in January was organized in response to the election of Mr. Trump, and many marchers were Hillary supporters.
"I thought Trump was behaving in a deplorable manner. It didn't matter to them".
PAULEY: But you offended some people who didn't personally feel deplorable at all. 'And he turned out to be a very effective reality TV star'. It was presented in such a negative way, and I could never get out from under it.
Before CBS played the interview, Pauley did disclose that CBS owns the company that was publishing Clinton's book.