04/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Richard Gere: Clinton "Misspoke In The Moment" On Human Rights

Actor Richard Gere told Wolf Blitzer in an interview on Monday that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "misspoke in the moment" when she said that human rights "can't interfere with the global economic crisis."

While on a diplomatic trip to Asia in February, Clinton said that the global economic crisis, climate change and security take precedent over human rights issues when dealing with China. Gere said that Clinton has always been on the "forefront of human rights."

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