During interviews on the campaign trail, as she runs for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming presidential election, Clinton spoke with Philadelphia radio station WDAS-FM not long after she learned of the pop icon’s untimely death.
“I came out of an event in Hartford, Connecticut, and people told me, and I was so stunned,” she said. “You think of him as being almost eternal. I mean he was a bigger-than-life personality, he was not only a songwriter and a singer but literally a one-man band. He was such a great showman. I just was so, so sad. And I just want everybody to spend some time reflecting on this American original. He was so extraordinary.”
Listen to her words about Prince bellow:
Clinton’s daughter Chelsea also spoke out about Prince, quoting a tweet from Katy Perry earlier Thursday.
Thank you Prince. All my thoughts & prayers are with all your loved ones. https://t.co/JT52sKlJBJ
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 21, 2016