Tim Kaine, who ran on the Democratic ticket with Mrs Clinton, recalled the exchange during a meeting with Clinton that was caught on camera in 2016.
Kaine said: “President Obama called me last night and said: ‘Tim, remember, this is no time to be a purist. You’ve got to keep a fascist out of the White House.'” Kaine then laughs, adding that Obama “knows me and he knows that I could tend to err.”
Clinton replies, nodding: “I echo that sentiment.” She then puts her hands to her chest and says: “But that’s really — the weight of our responsibility is so huge.”