Hillary Clinton drew awkward laughs while addressing a crowd of minority voters on Friday when she was asked to name the most meaningful conversation she’s had with a black friend.
Kevin Merida, editor-in-chief at the Undefeated, a website that describes itself as the “premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture,” posed the question to the Democratic nominee for president at the annual National Association of Black and Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C.
“Oh my gosh. Can I tell you that I am blessed to have a crew of great friends,” Clinton said, prompting laughs from the audience.
Clinton went on to name two of her chiefs of staff who she also described as her “African-American friends,” Maggie Williams and Cheryl Mills.
“I have been blessed to have people by my side in politics,” Clinton said. “I really have had a lifetime of friendship going back to my college years when one of my best friends was an African-American student.”