A white reporter mistakenly confused Sen. Cory Booker with former Attorney General Eric Holder. However, it was Hillary Clinton’s racist response which made the entire crowd gasp in horror.
At a conference over the weekend, Hillary Clinton was interviewed by Recode’s Kara Swisher, who mistakenly confused Sen. Cory Booker with former Attorney General Eric Holder. “What do you think of Cory Booker’s comment? What do you think about him saying ‘kick them in the shins’ essentially?” asked Swisher. But she was actually referring to a comment made by Holder.
During an appearance in Georgia, Holder told activists that they should physically assault Republicans and Trump supporters. “They have used the power that they have gotten for all the wrong things,” said Holder. “They want to keep themselves in power. They want to cater to the special interests. It is time for us as Democrats to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are,” he continued.
“Michelle always says — Michelle Obama, I love her, you know, she and my wife are like really tight, which always scares me and Barack, but Michelle always says, you know, when they go low, we go high,” Holder went on. “No. No. When they go low, we kick them.”
After Swisher falsely attributed this incendiary quote to Cory Booker, Hillary corrected her, saying, “Well, that was Eric Holder.” She should have just stopped there and answered the question. Instead, however, she decided to make a racist joke.
“I know they all look alike,” said Hillary, causing the audience to gasp and laugh nervously all at once.
Later in the interview, Hillary admitted that she would “like to be president” and said she might consider running again. “I’m not even going to even think about it until we get through this Nov. 6 election, about what’s going to happen after that, but I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure we have a Democrat in the White House come January of 2021,” Hillary said.
The comments come amid speculation whether the former Democratic presidential nominee would run again in the 2020 election. Clinton said she did not want to run again, but would not definitively rule it out either.
She said her eight years in the Senate and term as secretary of state under former President Barack Obama qualified her for the job. But she insisted she would not consider a run until after the November midterm.
Supporters and opponents alike have noted an increase in Clinton’s public appearances in recent months, as an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. Five times in June Clinton sent emails touting her super PAC’s role in combating the president.
And earlier this month, longtime Clinton adviser Philippe Reines told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum there was a slight chance the former secretary of state would win. “I’m not saying she’s going to run,” Reines said. “I think the odds are probably in the Powerball range.” [Source: Fox News]
Of course, if a white Republican had said something like this, their career would be over. In fact, a white Republican did say something like this just last week, and she was summarily fired. When Megyn Kelly defended the use of blackface when dressing up for Halloween, she was forced to give a tearful apology but was ultimately let go by NBC.
But that’s the difference between being a prominent Democrat versus a Republican. If you’re on the political left, you get to say whatever you want. You can tell an entire crowd of people that “all black people look the same” and no one will bat an eye.