According to The Hill, Recode held an event with the former US senator at New York City's 92nd Street Y, and host Kara Swisher mistakenly attributed the "when they go low, kick them in the shins" quote to Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) instead of former Attorney General Eric Holder. She then proceeded to recite her résumé, explaining how she feels "very well prepared" for the "work" that awaits a new Democratic president in 2020, before saying that she's "not even going to think about" all this until after the midterm elections.
The confidant added: "I think a lot of people definitely think she was screwed in this last election but no one is urging her to do this". Recode's Kara Swisher asked.
"Tweeps, simmer down", she tweeted. However, Swisher incorrectly referred to Holder as New Jersey Sen. And why not - the racially loaded quip was unscripted and seemed far more genuine than Clinton's previous attempts at humor, from reacting to the murder of Libya's ruler with "We came, we saw, he died!" in 2011 to the cringe-worthy "How about Pokemon Go-to-the-polls?" during the 2016 campaign.
Whatever her intentions, the former presidential candidate has a long history of launching into jokes that fall flat. Clinton and I also like.
"Why is she doing this tour?" he asked, referring to a 13-arena tour that Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have scheduled through 2019. "Yeah, I know they all look alike".More news: The Buzz | Bus recovered 4 days after deadly plunge off Chinese bridge
Mr. Merrill said of Mrs. Clinton, "she said she would decide who to support, not whether to run". "She's saying, 'just make me president'". But this isn't the first time that her turn of phrase has ended in scandal for the ex-presidential hopeful. When I say we kick them, I don't mean we do anything inappropriate, we don't do anything illegal, but we have to be tough and we have to fight.
He added, "If she can't let go of the spotlight, that's no good for these other [potential Democratic candidates], either, because it keeps the speculation going".
An unnamed "confidant" told The Hill that "She's not running". I don't think it deserves a donkey of the day!