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"I really regret doing this": Hillary shows off comedy skills on Between Two Ferns

“Do you think to yourself, oh, well, maybe I should be more racist?” the Democrat was asked.

ATTEMPTING TO APPEAL to younger voters, Hillary Clinton appeared yesterday on parody chat show Between Two Ferns, where she was greeted with questions like: ”What happens if you become pregnant?”

Appearing uncomfortable (although she may well have been acting) the Democratic presidential candidate played along with host Zach Galifianakis, as he went through some typical ‘Ferns’ schtick.

“I could send you some pamphlets that might help you understand,” she offered, in response to his pregnancy question.

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Galifianakis, whose career had a breakthrough with his role in 2009′s The Hangover, has a strong following for his online show, where he lobs absurd, sexist or just aggressive questions at his guests as they sit between two potted ferns.

With the 8 November election around the corner and the race with Donald Trump tightening, Clinton’s appearance on the show was designed to showcase the nominee’s lighter side.

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Opinion polls show that Clinton has difficulty attracting young voters, a demographic that strongly supported President Barack Obama.

“Not to take away from the historic significance of perhaps you becoming the first female president, but for a younger, younger generation you will also become their first white president, and that’s pretty neat, too,” Galifianakis said.

The questions continued:

“As secretary, how many words per minute did you type? And how does President Obama like his coffee? Like himself, weak?” he asked, referring to her stint under Obama as secretary of state.

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“I really regret doing this,” Clinton said, at one point (again with the acting) but she brightened when asked to talk about Trump.

“When you see how well it works for Donald Trump, do you think to yourself, oh, well, maybe I should be more racist?” the host said. She grinned, shaking her head as in disbelief.

Asked if she would flee to Canada if Trump is elected, Clinton said:

I will stay in the United States. I’d try to prevent him from destroying the United States.

The host wound up the interview with a reference to the scandal that has dogged Clinton’s campaign – her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state:

This has been a lot of fun, Mrs. Clinton. We should stay in touch. What’s the best way to reach you? Email?

Reporting by © AFP 2016, edited by Daragh Brophy. 

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