Queen Hillary is making the rounds in the waning hours before Tuesday’s crucial New York Primary and the state’s former senator is looking to lock down the black vote and deprive cranky old socialist Bernie Sanders of what would be a massive propaganda win. Mrs. Clinton is slowly suffocating in the shit and quicksand bog of her own unpopularity and needs to get souls to the polls in order to stave off what would be a punch in the gut from Sanders and his loyalists. So what’s a gal to do? Today she went on the local New York hip hop radio show The Breakfast Club to pander to suckers and to deliver yet another of her trademark phony baloney acting jobs – claiming that she never left home without her hot sauce.
According to Time magazine in a story that reads like a Team Clinton public relations release “Hillary Clinton Carries Ninja Squirrel Hot Sauce Everywhere”:
In a radio interview Monday morning, Hillary Clinton was asked to name something she carries with her everywhere she goes. “Hot sauce,” she answered. “Yeah.”
The Clinton campaign has confirmed to Time the type and brand of hot sauce now toted by the Democratic frontrunner for the presidential nomination: Ninja Squirrel, a Sriracha from the in-house brand of Texas-based Whole Foods Market. “And we continue to carry chili flakes and jalapeños around,” says Clinton campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill.
There is nothing new about Clinton’s devotion to chilies, though the comment lit up Twitter as an apparent reference to Beyoncé’s hit single “Formation” and it’s catchy condiment line, “I got hot sauce in my bag, swag.” Clinton was speaking to one New York’s largest hip hop and R&B stations, 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club, a morning radio show hosted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God. (You can hear the interview here—the hot sauce comment comes at about 25:00.)
Clinton’s official affection for hot sauce dates back decades. In 2008, she told 60 Minutes her habit of regularly eating chilies to stay healthy goes back to 1992. At the White House in the 1990s, Clinton boasted a collection of more than 100 hot sauces, according to a December report by the Associated Press. In Monday’s radio interview, Clinton reiterated that her love of hot sauce is partly to do with its health benefits.
“No seriously, hot sauce. I’ve been eating a lot of hot sauce. Raw peppers and hot sauce,” she said. “Because I think it keeps my immune system strong. I think hot sauce is good for you, in moderation.”
Mrs. Clinton’s affection for the Ninja Squirrel is just one of those political gimmicks that the pros use to show that they have something in common with the little people. This is a woman who has a reputation for altering her delivery when in the south by dropping her g’s to pander to the locals, the sucking up to the hip hoppers is just more of the same traveling saleswoman act for Hillary. Once the New York vote is a done deal she’ll probably be giving stump speeches in Pennsylvania on the scrapple sandwich that she totes around in her handbag.