Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Hillary Clinton Tells a Joke - Slog

Hillary Clinton Tells a Joke - Slog

It shows Clinton getting interviewed on Friday on a stage in NY, by Kara Swisher of the tech news site Recode.

Asked by Swisher whether she would be doing any of the lifting, Clinton said: "I have no idea".

Clinton may have some other concerns about her joke; namely the fact that she was still trying to live down her 1996 "super predators" comment, which her then-Democratic primary opponent Bernie Sanders said in 2015 was about young Black men who were exponentially imprisoned because of former President Bill Clinton's controversial 1994 crime bill. Swisher asked, referencing the numerous potential Democrats that Clinton hopes will take the Oval Office in 2021.

Swisher: Can I just say, you've been reading Trump's tweets beautifully.

It's just the latest comment many would consider inappropriate coming from Democrats.

During a Q&A at an event over the weekend, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wouldn't rule out running for president again in 2020. Or any non-Democrat public figure?

She said her experience suits her for being the person to renew frayed relationships with world leaders. "Mitt Romney is going to the Senate, that's where he's going".

At the same time, Clinton's allies told The Hill on Monday that although Clinton is wistful about what could have happened if she'd defeated Donald Trump, she is not planning to participate in another election.

"I know they all look alike", Clinton said nearly instinctively, perhaps making the viewer think the footage may have been doctored because, of course, what former Democratic presidential nominee who was overwhelmingly supported by Black voters would ever say such a thing; especially in public?

"I have no idea", Clinton said, "but I'm not going to even think about that until we get through this November 6 election ... but I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure we have a Democrat in the White House come January 2021".

Should she mount a third presidential bid, Clinton would be entering a Democratic field crowded with potential contenders, a major shift from 2016, when almost no Democrats were eager to challenge her.

"I think we'd have a number of excellent candidates who would be really formidable on the campaign trail, but let's wait and see who it is", she said. "We may have as many as 15, 20 candidates".

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