Hillary Clinton recalled on Friday that her black friends have “tried to expand my musical tastes” while speaking before the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Clinton was asked what her “most meaningful conversation” she had with an African-American friend to which she replied, “Oh my gosh. Well, could I tell you that I am blessed to have a crew of great friends.” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Tells Black Radio Host She Carries Hot Sauce In Her Purse)
“And I’ve had two chiefs of staff who were my African American women friends, Maggie Williams and Cheryl Mills,” Clinton recalled. “I have been blessed to have people by my side in politics like Minyon Moore who’s one of the leaders of my campaign.”
“I’ve had a great group of young people who I have been really motivated by and frankly learned from. So I really have had a lifetime of friendship going back to my college years with one of my best friends was an African American student,” Clinton said. “So, I can’t compress into one conversation, they’ve supported me, they’ve chastised me, they’ve raised issues with me, they’ve tried to expand my musical tastes.”
“So, we’ve had — we’ve had a lot of, we’ve had a lot of great, great times because of our friendships,” Clinton said. “So I can’t really pick one conversation out of, you know, 50 years of conversations.”
Earlier this year, Clinton told a black radio host that she always carries hot sauce with her in her purse.