The U.S. presidential campaign continues to dominate the headlines as we get closer to November’s Election Day, and both of the major parties’ candidates have been showing up in some interesting places as they make the media rounds. Case in point: Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton’s recent appearance on Funny or Die’s faux talk show Between Two Ferns.
Surprisingly, it takes Clinton a little over two minutes of being badgered by the show’s host, comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis, to announce that she “really regrets doing this.”
Galifianakis’ interview with Clinton on Between Two Ferns lasts just over five minutes, but as usual, the Funny or Die series packs a lot of awkward comedy into that time.
At one point, Galifianakis asks Clinton whether she would consider being “more racist” after seeing how successful Republican candidate Donald Trump has been in cultivating support from white-supremacist groups — including the American Nazi Party. Clinton simply shook her head and laughed at him.
The comedian and actor also joked about the significance of Clinton’s run for the presidency, adding that “for a younger, younger generation, you will also become their first white president.”
In appearing on the show, Clinton took a page from current U.S. President Barack Obama’s book. Back in 2014, Obama appeared on Between Two Ferns as part of his campaign to promote the Affordable Care Act, which helped make health insurance available to a large portion of U.S. citizens.
To her credit, Clinton managed to keep a straight face throughout much of the uncomfortably funny interview, which opened with Galifianakis getting tackled by Secret Service agents and only got more ridiculous from there.
“Critics have questioned some of your decision making recently and by you doing this show I hope it finally puts it to rest,” Galifianakis said early in the interview.
“I think it absolutely proves their case,” responded Clinton.