More than a year after her shock loss of the US presidency, Hillary Clinton is heading Down Under to talk about her experiences during the the 2016 election and her life since Donald Trump became president.
The former First Lady and US Secretary of State, 70, will visit Australia and New Zealand in May as part of a tour recounting the campaign and stories from her New York Times bestseller, What Happened.
Entry to the tour starts at $195 and cost up to $495 for VIP tickets which include front of house tickets, access to a pre-event cocktail party and a copy of the book.
Former US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is heading Down Under to talk about her experiences during the 2016 election
The book was released in September and revealed intimate details of how the Democrat candidate coped with the unexpected succession of Donald Trump to the US Presidency.
‘I had to fight back a wave of sadness that threatened to swallow me whole,’ she writes at the beginning of the book.
‘At every step, I felt I had let everyone down. Because I had.’
Despite its commercial success, opponents of the book claimed it was ‘insufferable’ and questioned why Clinton hadn’t yet moved on from the loss.
Clinton (pictured left) was widely predicted to win the 2016 US Presidential Election but eventually lost to Republican nominee Donald Trump
In her book What Happened Clinton claimed Trump ‘loomed behind her’ during the Presidential debates in 2016
US Senator and 2008 presidential candidate John McCain said Clinton should ‘shut up’ and insisted she ‘doesn’t have anything better to do’.
The comments follows Clinton’s admissions in the book that President Trump ‘loomed behind her’ during the Presidential debates in 2016.
‘No matter where I walked, he followed me closely, staring at me, making faces. It was incredibly uncomfortable. He was literally breathing down my neck. My skin crawled,’ she revealed in preview for the book.
The trip will be Clinton’s first to Australia since 2012 and will again include a visit a close friend based in Adelaide.
The pair met at university in the United States and their last catch-up in Adelaide saw parts of the city placed on lock down as security officials escorted Clinton through the city to a secret meeting point.
A Night with Hillary will visit Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne and tickets start from $195
The tour will visit Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne and promises to give a candid account of her experiences during the tightly-contested election where she was the first female candidate from a major party.
Since leaving political office in 2012, Clinton has commanded up to $300,000 per speech with tickets for An Evening with Hillary starting at $195.
The tour kicks off in Auckland on May 7 followed by Melbourne on May 10 and a final show in Sydney on May 11.