If Hillary Sounds Like She's Memorized Answers to Interview Questions, This Leaked Email Explains It
Just over six months ago, before she had the nomination wrapped up, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made an appearance on "The Steve Harvey Show."
Clinton was billed as the "surprise guest" in a Q & A segment, but according to a leaked email from within the Clinton campaign, very little about her appearance was a surprise — right down to a photo of a 12-year-old Hillary and the candidate's response to a number of questions.
The email, first published on the DC Leaks site, outlined her appearance in detail and explained the purpose for doing the show:
"The purpose of this interview is to reach African American and women voters. We reached out to the show because it is the most watched TV show for African Americans in the United States.
Steve’s show averages 2.6 million viewers daily and has a significant social media following. His main demographic is women ages 25-54. Steve is known to be a host who goes out of his way to make his guests feel comfortable."
But then the email got into even more detail. Photos that Harvey would show and even questions he would ask were included. But even more shocking were the answers that had been scripted out for the candidate:
Question from audience member Robin Rick (Robin is a Supervisor at Manhattan Beach Unified Schools Kitchen):
“Hi Steve. I’m a grandmother of 12 kids so by now I’m running out of fun things to do with them. I’m looking for new ways to entertain them so I was wondering, since Marjorie (Steve’s wife) is a grandmother like me what are some of her favorite things to do with your grandkids?)”
After the question is asked, he will surprise the audience by introducing his “expert,” YOU. YOU will enter the stage and assist Steve in answering the question. At this point he will show the picture of YOU and President Clinton holding Charlotte for the first time.
Then, the email instructions went to how Mrs. Clinton should respond: