This isn’t as bad as the time she said she keeps hot sauce in her purse, but it’s a close second. Hillary Clinton was speaking to the National Association of Black and Hispanic Journalists, and was asked what the most meaningful conversation was that she’s had with a black friend.
Now, Clinton’s pandering is always pretty cringe-worthy, but her answer here?
Yep, just as embarrassing:
“Oh my gosh. Can I tell you that I am blessed to have a crew of great friends,” Clinton said, prompting laughs from the audience.
Clinton went on to name two of her chiefs of staff who she also described as her “African-American friends,” Maggie Williams and Cheryl Mills.
“I have been blessed to have people by my side in politics,” Clinton said. “I really have had a lifetime of friendship going back to my college years when one of my best friends was an African-American student.”
“They’ve supported me. They’ve chastised me. They’ve raised issues with me. They’ve tried to expand my musical tastes,” Clinton later joked.
“I can’t really pick one conversation out of 50 years of conversations,” the Democratic nominee added.
Look, to be fair, it’s a dumb question. When you’re as old and decrepit as Hillary Clinton, you’ve had 1,000 of conversations with hundreds of people and to suddenly have to remember one “important” conversation with a specific race of person is next to impossible. Especially when thousands of those conversations were about lies, or covering up lies, or lying about lies you lied about to cover up for the lies. Kudos to Hillary for not short-circuiting her hardware in trying to come up with any kind of answer that wasn’t a weird facial tick.
Just riddle me this: how different would the media coverage of this had been if Donald Trump answered the exact same question with those exact same words. Well… maybe Donald Trump isn’t the best example here. Okay, so imagine if Ted Cruz or Jeb! Bush had answered this question with “I have lots of black friends, they’re my crew.”
It would be wall-to-wall coverage of how much of a pandering fool Ted or Jeb! was by giving that kind of canned answer. Live by identity politics, die by identity politics. Media bias, it’s a thing.
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