It’s funny because it could come true.
Speaking at an NAACP event in Charleston, S.C. on Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slipped up while discussing her proposal to allow convicted felons to avoid disclosing their criminal histories on applications for federal jobs.
“Earlier today, I announced that as president, I will take steps to ban the box, so former presidents won’t have to declare their criminal history at the very start of the hiring process,” Clinton says in video of the speech, first reported by Slate. “That way, they’ll have a chance to be seen as more than just someone who’s done time.”
While Clinton undoubtedly meant to say “prisoners” instead of “presidents,” banning the box could come in handy for the Democratic front-runner given that the FBI is investigating her private email server over the classified emails found on it.