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Hillary Clinton catches heat for joking on Cory Booker, Eric Holder

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  • Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was
    criticized for making an insensitive remark that suggested
    former attorney general Eric Holder and Democratic Sen. Cory
    Booker, both of whom are African-American men, “all look
    alike.”
  • Clinton, who made the comment during an interview,
    previously said it was “childish” to “paint with a broad brush;
    every immigrant is this, every African American is
    that.”

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was criticized
for making an insensitive remark that suggested former attorney
general Eric Holder and Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, both of whom
are black, “all look alike.”

Clinton asserted it was “childish” to “paint with a broad brush;
every immigrant is this, every African American is that,” as she
discussed the Democratic Party’s “political correctness,” during
an interview with Recode executive editor Kara Swisher in New
York City on Saturday.

Swisher asked Clinton a question regarding a quip that was
previously made by Holder, but mistook him for the junior senator
from New Jersey: “What do you think of Corey Booker … what do
you think about him saying ‘Kick them in the shins,’
essentially?”

“Well, that was Eric Holder,” Clinton said. “Yeah, I know they
all look alike.”

“No, they don’t,” Swisher responded.

The “kick them in the shins” remark Swisher referenced came from
Holder, who made that comment during a Democratic campaign event
in Georgia earlier in October. During the event, Holder modified
former first lady Michelle Obama’s infamous slogan, “When they go
low, we go high.”

“When they go low, we kick ’em,” Holder said at the time, adding:
“That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”

Holder later qualified his quip by saying he was not encouraging
people to do “anything inappropriate.”

“We don’t do anything illegal,” Holder said.

Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump’s son, pounced on
Clinton’s comment and compared it to the manner in which the news
media covers controversial statements from the president.

“Imagine [President Donald Trump] said the exact same thing in
the exact same way,” Trump Jr. said on Twitter. “What would the
media response be? Hysteria? Outrage? It would likely be beyond
all that. Because I’m hearing crickets right now after Hillary
said it. Wonder why.”

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