If Hillary Clinton Really Wanted to Be ‘Down,’ She Would Have Mentioned Frank’s RedHot Sauce

Hillary Clinton makes an appearance on The Breakfast Club.
Hillary Clinton makes an appearance on The Breakfast Club.

Hillary Clinton has been on a roll recently. A pandering roll, some might say.

She was seen playing dominoes last week, and—gasp—she actually won. Or got lucky.  And then there's her recent appearance on The Breakfast Club with Charlamagne tha God and company.


During Clinton's interview, she told the crew that she keeps hot sauce in her bag. OK, she must have heard Beyoncé's "Formation" before she went on the air, so that was cute.

I get it, Hilly is trying her best to be "down." She wants to appear relatable. And in her latest attempt at relatability, she brought up a subject that's near and dear to my heart: hot sauce.

In all fairness to Clinton, she's been singing the praises of the spicy condiment for quite some time. In a 2012 Conde Nast interview, Hills said what's actually in her purse:

A small mesh bag filled with the basics: Sharpies, Advil, sunscreen. Converters to charge her BlackBerry and iPad anywhere in the world. Red pepper flakes and a mini bottle of Tabasco Sauce for adding spice to her meals.

And in another interview, she said what she keeps on her plane:

In her Air Force plane, which stocks fruit, almonds and Tabasco sauce, which she dribbles on nearly all foods, including salads, she slept on a foldout sofa in a private cabin.

So apparently Clinton is a fan of Tabasco, which is a brand of hot sauce, most commonly not found in black households. Don't you hate it when you're at a restaurant and they give you Tabasco instead of Frank's RedHot, or Texas Pete, or Louisiana Hot Sauce Original, or Crystal? Wait, that's just me? Never mind.

I'm going to need Clinton to try a little harder when referencing hot sauce. If you're going to be down, be all the way down. I'm sure Rachel Dolezal would never say Tabasco.