- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hillary Clinton drew laughs during a discussion over the weekend when she joked that “they all look alike” after the interviewer confused black Democrats Eric Holder and Cory Booker.

Mrs. Clinton was talking about civility in politics during a discussion with Recode co-founder Kara Swisher when Ms. Swisher asked what the former presidential candidate thought about “Cory Booker … saying, ‘Kick them in the shins?’”

She was actually referring to Mr. Holder, the former attorney general who faced criticism earlier this month for telling a crowd of Democrats: “When they go low, we kick them.”

“Well, that was Eric Holder,” Mrs. Clinton corrected Ms. Swisher.

“I know they all look alike,” she joked, prompting a round of shocked laughter.

“No, they don’t,” Ms. Swisher retorted, adding, “Oh, well done.”

Before the joke, Mrs. Clinton, who has faced her own criticism for her comments on civility, lamented that politeness is often mistaken for political correctness.

“It’s respecting the diversity that we have in our society,” she said. “The Democratic Party is a much more diverse political party, attracting people who are African-American, Latino, LGBT.

“I don’t think it’s politically correct to say we value that,” she continued. “And I don’t want to go around insulting people, painting people with a broad brush — every immigrant is this, every African-American is that, every other person with different religious beliefs or whatever — that’s childish.”

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