- Hillary Clinton accused of pandering after telling a hip-hop radio station that she always carries hot sauce with her.
- Hillary has been known to pander to get the “black vote”.
- Officials have said that Hillary does, in fact, carry hot sauce with her.
- Trump is curious just how far she will go to pander to voters for a nomination.
Hillary Clinton is facing a spicy new round of “pandering” accusations after telling the hosts of a hip-hop/R&B station the one item she’s always got on her is … hot sauce.
The Democratic front-runner discussed her love of hot sauce while chatting Monday with the hosts of “The Breakfast Club,” a radio show on New York’s 105.1 FM. Asked what item she always carries, she named the condiment.
“Really?” an incredulous host asked.
They all chuckled and Clinton answered: “Okay — is it working?”
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Republican candidate Donald Trump, speaking Tuesday morning with Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” charged that’s exactly what she was doing.
“She carries hot sauce like I carry hot sauce … it’s just so phony and so pandering,” he said.
But the Democratic presidential front-runner, whose struggles to fit in with ordinary voters have been the stuff of “SNL” parody virtually since the start of the campaign, has a fiery firewall against the criticism. Clinton apparently does carry hot sauce with her.
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At least, she’s mildly obsessed with the condiment, if past accounts of the former first family’s eating habits are to be believed.
The Clinton campaign told TIME she’s lately been carrying a brand of hot sauce known as Ninja Squirrel.
According to a recent Associated Press story on her eating habits, Clinton had a collection of more than 100 hot sauces when she was at the White House. And she for years has touted the health benefits of eating hot peppers, apparently raw.
She said in the radio interview, conducted ahead of Tuesday’s New York Democratic primary, that she “seriously” has been consuming a lot of hot sauce, as well as raw peppers.
“I think it keeps my immune system strong,” she said.
An article in Salon.com quipped that either Clinton is telling the truth – or over the years “she’s been building an elaborate long con over hot sauce.”
Source: Fox News