As far as lighthearted fluff interviews ahead of the 2016 United States presidential election candidates goes, the standards haven’t been particularly high.
But Hillary Clinton may have changed that with her delightfully deadpan interview on Funny or Die’s show Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. This satirical interview might be the anti-Trump card that Hillary was waiting for ahead of the first presidential debate on Monday.
Even though Hillary sarcastically states that, “I really regret doing this,” media houses are deeming it as one of her best interviews so far. Considering how the Democratic Party has been pulling out all the stops to humanise Hillary, her mercilessly poker-faced points may have finally hit the jackpot.
If you’re wondering what hard hitting journalistic questions actor and stand-up comedian Zach Galifianakis asked, then here’s a preview:
As Secretary, how many words per minute could you type?
And how does President Obama like his coffee? Like himself? Weak?
What happens if you become pregnant? Are we going to be stuck with Tim Kaine for 9 months? How does this work?
Rather than taking the bait of these silly questions; rather than exuding excitement or desperately laughing the jokes off, the presidential candidate went full-Hillary and gave curt, proper answers to the questions. Her brusque “Don't tell me what to say” is just waiting to become part of the gif hall of fame.
If you’re losing your patience and are wondering if there was some ‘serious political and social’ issues discussed in the conversation as well, then you’re in luck. Hillary said that it would be an extraordinary honor and responsibility to be the first ‘girl’ President and discussed what that would mean for not just little girls but little boys too. She also bluntly stated that she was ‘not down with TPP’ i.e. the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. She also said that the focus of her Presidency has to be the economy and that we need more good jobs with rising incomes. “We gotta make the economy work for everybody, - not just those at the top,” she added.
When Galifianakis asked if once Trump is elected President, and Kid Rock becomes Secretary of State, would she move to Canada or one of the Arctics, Hillary’s answer was a winner. She said that, “I would stay in the United States. I would try to prevent him destroying the United States.” Not even the quip of having Donald’s ‘Make America great again’ advert phased Hillary’s stoic resolve.
When asked whether Hillary’s daughter Chelsea and Ivanka Trump “talk about boys that might have crushers on them, like her dad?” she just brushed it off with an “I don't think so.”
The cherry on the top of this hilarious interview was when Galifianakis told Hillary that, “We should stay in touch. What's the best way to reach you? Email?”
We don’t think Hillary will be sending him an email anytime soon.
First Published On : Sep 23, 2016 15:52 IST