Hillary and Zach Galifianakis Joke About Trump’s ‘White Power’ Tie on ‘Between Two Ferns’

Ken Tucker
Critic-at-Large

I can’t imagine why the Clinton campaign doesn’t take my advice and stop doing “funny” media appearances. A day after Hillary Clinton’s lumpy Jimmy Fallon appearance, her running-mate, Tim Kaine, went on Ellen to play the harmonica (yeah, invoking the memory of Bill Clinton playing the sax on Arsenio Hall’s show — that’s a vote-getter!). Now Hillary has turned up on Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns.

Clinton matches host Zach Galifianakis deadpan-for-deadpan, not batting an eye when he asks her about being “the first girl president” and what would happen if she got pregnant: “Would we be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months?” When Zach says, “Let’s talk about Donald Trump,” Clinton says with icy aplomb, “Oh, let’s.” The closest she comes to breaking out laughing is when Galifianakis asks her if she ever looks at Trump’s popularity and thinks, “Oh, maybe I should be more racist!”

Asked to predict what Trump will wear to Monday’s debate, Hillary says, “I assume he’ll wear that red power tie.” “Or maybe, like, a white power tie,” suggests Zach. “That’s even more appropriate,” Hillary says with a thin smile. As a prelude to the debate, this appearance makes the blood run cold.