WATCH: Hillary Clinton jokes about black Democrats: ‘I know they all look alike’
Hillary Clinton appeared quite amused with herself after making a joke during an interview that could be interpreted as racist against black people.
Clinton sat down with Kara Swisher for the Recode Decode podcast over the weekend. Swisher asked Clinton about former Attorney General Eric Holder’s comment that “When they go low, we kick ’em. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”
The overall topic of this part of the discussion was the question of whether Democrats were becoming the victim of too much political correctness.
Here’s how the exchange went:
Swisher: What do you think of Cory Booker’s comment … What do you think about him saying “kick them in the shins,” essentially?
Clinton: Well, that was Eric Holder.
Swisher: Eric Holder, I’m sorry.
Clinton: I know they all look alike.
Swisher: No they don’t.
Swisher: Well done.
Clinton: I was paid by Mark Zuckerberg to do that.
Swisher: Can I just say, you’ve been reading Trump’s tweets beautifully.
Clinton: Thank you, thank you.
Here is a short clip of that specific exchange:
And here is the entire interview (the exchange begins at about the 1 hour, 4 minute mark:
The questionable joke comes as mixed messages are coming out of the Clinton camp about whether the former Secretary of State is interested in running for president again in 2020.
Clinton initially said “No” when asked by Swisher if she wanted to run again, but shortly after did admit that “I’d like to be president.”
Philippe Reines, a Clinton aide, said it is “highly unlikely” that Clinton would run again, but that the chances are “not zero.”
An unnamed “confidant” told The Hill that “She’s not running. I think it would be pretty damn clear if she was.”
(H/T Matt Batzel on Twitter)