Clumsy, awkward, and wince-inducing, yes, but more of a sense of humor than that of which #BlackLivesMatter seems capable. That's how I took it, anyway:
During an appearance on The Breakfast Club, a morning radio show on Urban/Hip Hop radio station Power 105.1 in New York, Hillary Clinton said she always carries hot sauce with her wherever she goes.
The radio hosts immediately responded with giggles and snorts of recognition. You see, the suggestion that she carries hot sauce in her purse was immediately recognized as the lowest form of pandering to the radio program’s African-American audience....
One of the show’s co-host’s, Charlamagne Tha God said to her, “Now listen, I want you to know that people are going to see this and say, ‘She’s pandering to black people,’”
[Mrs.] Clinton’s response: “Okay, is it working?”
Personally, I think the very idea of an old white lady doing a guest-shot on an urban hip-hop radio station is comedy gold all by itself. It's a classic "fish out of water" situation. Just about anything she says is going to be self-deprecating without having to put forth a scintilla of effort. Kind of like the Big Bang Theory episode where Leonard, Raj, and Howard unwittingly consume pot brownies, get high, and Raj gets the giggles at Leonard's "American accent"....
I should probably also mention, since I didn't know this, that the "hot sauce in my purse" line is apparently a lyric from a Beyoncé song called Formation that has become an internet meme....
....so that was that off of which the Empress was riffing.
You win people over with humor a lot more than you do shouting, raging anger, after all. And I credit the Ugly Dutchess with enough intelligence to realize that doing a radio bit on an African-American radio station where she plays an old white lady going on an African-American radio station to pander so obviously can only come across as a radio bit.
At least to sane people, anyway:
Maybe her intelligence doesn't extend to marketing. Her professional experience definitely doesn't.
One additional question comes to mind: Given how Mrs. Clinton has utterly dominated the black vote up to now, and that today's primary election is in (one of) her (adopted) home State(s), why did she feel the need to even go on an urban hip-hop radio station to offer up a clumsy, awkward, and wince-inducing self-deprecatingly pandering radio bit that the audience would be too racist and radicalized to understand or appreciate.
On the other hand, she has been dominating the black vote as an old, clumsy, awkward, wince-inducing white lady, so will this make a dent in that support when the only alternative is a crazy, wild-eyed old white guy?
They must have left out this chapter in my college Marketing course.