Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared on “Between Two Ferns” this week, where host Zach Galifianakis confronted her with insightful questions like, “Are you down with TPP?” and “Do you ever think to yourself, ‘Maybe I should be more racist’?” Watch the delightfully awkward exchange above and then tell us what you think of it below.
Clinton isn’t the first politician to sit down with Galifianakis. In 2014 President Barack Obama got in the hot seat to promote enrollment for his Affordable Care Act. That episode actually won “Between Two Ferns” its first Emmy for Best Short Format Entertainment Program. The very next year the show won again for Galifianakis’s interview with Brad Pitt, so now it looks like he could three-peat in 2017.
We already know that Clinton is a good luck charm at the Emmys. This year two women won for playing her on “Saturday Night Live”: Best Comedy Supporting Actress champ Kate McKinnon and Best Comedy Guest Actress victor Amy Poehler. Poehler shared her award with “SNL” co-host Tina Fey, who also won an Emmy in 2009 for playing former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on the long-running sketch comedy. Clinton also showed up at the Emmys in 2010, when she was played by Best Movie/Mini Actress nominee Hope Davis in HBO’s “The Special Relationship.” Sometimes Emmy voters just can’t resist real-life politics.