DETROIT — Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton had an awkward exchange when one of Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct accusers was referenced during a meeting with the city’s black clergy.
When Clinton greeted Rev. Kenneth Flowers of the Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, who jokingly referred to her as “Madam President,” she walked right into the awkward encounter when she asked the reverend if he had any “Flowers relatives back in Arkansas. There are a lot of Flowers.”
“Not related to those,” Flowers responded with laughter, apparently referencing Gennifer Flowers, who’s one of Bill Clinton’s many sexual misconduct accusers. “Not related at all.” (RELATED: CNN Anchor Shocked To Learn There Are 14 Women Who Claim Bill Clinton Sexually Assaulted Them [VIDEO])
Clinton laughed at Flowers’ answer and said “thank you” before moving on to greet other clergy members at the meeting, which took place at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel, according to a pool report.
Gennifer Flowers, a model and actress who claimed to have had a 12-year affair with then-Arkansas Governor Clinton, nearly derailed his 1992 bid for the presidency. In 1998, Clinton acknowledged under oath that he had a sexual encounter with Flowers despite initial denying the allegations. (RELATED: Bill Clinton’s Alleged Former Mistress: ‘Hillary Is A Lesbian’)
Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Michigan ahead of Sunday’s Democratic Debate and the state’s Tuesday primary. The former secretary of state is sitting comfortably ahead of challenger Bernie Sanders in the Great Lakes State with a 17-point lead in the polls, according to the Real Clear Politics average.