Like President Barack Obama before her, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton joined Zach Galifianakis on his web series “Between Two Ferns” in a dry, hilarious interview.
Clinton’s changing views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, emails, attendance at Trump’s wedding and health – the misspelled chyron introducing Clinton simply read “had pneumonia” – were all on the table. Past criticism of Clinton’s lack of smiling aided the comedy as she played the unamused foil to Galifianakis’s purposefully droll and insulting questions.
Whether Clinton will garner the same sort of positive reaction that Obama received when Galifianakis taunted him on the show while he was promoting healthcare.gov (“What is it like to be the last black president?”) remains to be seen, though Twitterseemedto bequite pleased with theinterview.
Some of our favorite lines:
Galifianakis: Not to take away from the historic significance of you perhaps 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: As secretary, how many words per minute could you type? And how does President Obama like his coffee? Like himself? Weak?
Galifianakis: What happens if you become pregnant? Are we gonna be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months? How does this work? Clinton: I could send you some pamphlets that might help you understand.
Galifianakis: When you see how well it works for Donald Trump, do you ever think to yourself, “Oh maybe I should be more racist?”
When asked if she would move to Canada if Trump became president, Clinton answered, “I will stay in the United States.”
Galifianakis: And what would you try to – Clinton: Try to prevent him from destroying the United States. Galifianakis: So you’re gonna lead the civil war? Clinton: No, I wouldn’t take up arms. I think that might be a little extreme. Galifianakis: Oh, right, because you were saying before we were rolling that you wanted to take away everyone’s guns. Very cool. Clinton: I really regret doing this.
Galifianakis: I’d love to meet the person who makes your pantsuits. Clinton: Oh really? Galifianakis: Yeah, because for Halloween, I wanted to go as a librarian from outer space.
Galifianakis: Do you wonder what your opponent might be wearing (to the debates)? Clinton: I assume he’ll wear that red power tie. Galifianakis: Or maybe like a white power tie. Clinton: That’s even more appropriate.
Galifianakis: When you went to Donald Trump’s wedding, did he write his own vows? And did Michelle Obama write Melania’s?
Galifianakis: Chelsea, your daughter, and Ivanka, Trump’s daughter, are friends. Does Ivanka ever call Chelsea, you know, to talk about boys that have crushes on her? Like her dad?
Galifianakis: Well this has been a lot of fun, Mrs. Clinton. We should stay in touch. What’s the best way to reach you? Email?