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Hillary Clinton: Maybe I'll Go As President For Halloween

By Stephen Gossett in News on Oct 31, 2017 2:59PM

Hillary Clinton / Getty Images / Photo: Matthew Horwood

On a day that was engulfed by legal bombshells in the Robert Mueller investigation, Hillary Clinton found a moment of levity in a Chicago appearance tied to her book tour, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University—although her gag may leave proponents squirming "too soon!"

The former Democratic presidential candidate was interviewed in front of a large group of supporters by author Cheryl Strayed on Monday night. It was the evening before Halloween, so, naturally, the topic of costumes arose.

“Oh well, I have to start thinking about it ... I think I will maybe come as the president," Clinton joked.

"I think that's a great idea," responded Strayed. Judging by the rapturous applause that followed, the audience would seem to agree.

As Bustle pointed out, a handful of conservative pundits have recently made reference to either President Hillary Clinton or the Hillary Clinton administration, so the road is presumably set!

As for the topic of the day, Mueller's indictments, Clinton declined to elaborate on the possibility of collusion within the Trump campaign, but she didn't mince words in her criticism of the president.

Clinton said, according to CBS News:

"I'll leave it to the investigators to decide whether or not there was collusion, or conspiracy but we don't need a lengthy investigation to tell us that Trump is ignoring the intelligence community about an urgent threat, refusing to stand up to an adversary who has already attacked us, and abdicating his responsibility to preserve, protect and defend our national security interests."

Clinton's conversation at the Auditorium Theatre followed a book signing appearance in Winnetka earlier in the day. She was largely mum on collusion and indictment news at that event, but she reportedly promised attendees that her book, What Happened, has "a great chapter about Russia in here." The Winnetka appearance drew long lines, and at least one protester who is quite skilled in the ways of anti-Hillary bingo.