For the second time in as many days, Hillary Clinton faced awkward moments on the campaign trail in Detroit at the mention of her husband Bill’s affairs.
Clinton was in attendance Sunday morning at the Motor City’s Holy Ghost Cathedral when Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn referenced Clinton’s response to her husband’s dalliances.
“One of the most pronounced moments when I knew I loved her was many, many years ago when I saw her take a licking and keep on ticking,” Vaughn told about 100 black congregants.
“She taught so many of us as women how to stand in the face of adversity,” Vaughn continued. “Keep your face on, don’t sweat it.”
Clinton took the stage shortly after and said she appreciated Vaughn’s comments on “the storms, the troubles” about which “every one of us could stand and tell [a] story.”
“What has always guided me and supported me has been my faith, has been my belief in the saving grace and the salvation that faith brings,” Clinton said. “And in those difficult times in my life I have often been struck by a particular passage of Scripture and interpretation or analysis of Scripture.”
As first lady, the Democratic presidential candidate faced many storms as the result of Bill Clinton’s affairs and sex scandals. Most prominent was his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Paula Jones also accused the former president of sexually harassing her when he was governor of Arkansas.
Then there was Clinton’s former mistress, Gennifer Flowers, who was awkwardly referenced at a campaign event in Detroit on Saturday.
During an event at the Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton greeted Rev. Kenneth Flowers and asked him if he had any relatives in Arkansas. (RELATED: Hillary Has Awkward Exchange When One Of Bill’s Accusers Is Referenced By Black Clergy)
“There are a lot of Flowers,” she said.
“Not related to those,” Flowers said, apparently referencing Gennifer Flowers, who came forward before the 1992 presidential election to claim that she had an affair with Clinton. “Not related at all.”
Bill Clinton denied for years that he had an affair with Flowers but finally admitted during a deposition in 1998 that he had.