Hillary Clinton’s Colbert show appearance was agonizing. What happened?

Hillary Clinton’s late night television appearance was agonizing viewing as she answered obviously scripted questions with tortured responses.

On Friday’s “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” the failed 2016 presidential candidate answered questions from the show’s staff in a heavily edited segment titled, “Just One Question.”

Host Stephen Colbert explained to the audience that his staff was “excited” over Clinton’s appearance as a guest “so experienced and so knowledgeable.”

Clinton responded from a studio set to questions asked by staffers throughout the building.

“What is your proudest accomplishment as Secretary of State?” an assistant named Liz asked.

“Oh, it was just such an honor to work with the incredible diplomats that serve our country around the world,” the former Secretary of State replied.

Clinton showed off her appreciation for characters in “Fast and Furious” when John, a writer on the show, asked if she preferred ‘The Rock’ or Vin Diesel.

“What a tough question,” she said. “Boy, the ‘Fast and Furious’ movies prove that both are masters of high-octane action.”

“And while ‘The Rock’ is an indispensable part of the later films, Vin Diesel is really the heart at the center of the Toretto family, and in the end, everyone is better off to look past what divides them and work together. You know, I like to say, stronger together,” Clinton replied to audience laughter as she referenced the book she co-authored with her former running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.

“You’re a smart lady,” John quipped.

“Secretary Clinton, wow – I have a question for you… I can’t find my keys,” Emily said. “Do you have any idea where they are?”

“I’m sure they’re around here somewhere,” Clinton replied as she looked around in her chair.

“Oh, here they are!” she cried, throwing them off camera as Emily caught them, exclaiming, “Wow, thanks Hillary!”

The segment continued with various questions, some of which “may have been fed to her” according to Mediaite which reported that Clinton was lobbed “painfully scripted questions” and gave “painfully scripted answers.”

“Do you think the Democrats have a chance at taking back the White House in the next election,” writer Kate asked.

“Well, I don’t want to make any predictions about 2020 mainly because I’m saving those for my book,” Clinton replied, holding up a mock upcoming book, “What Will Happen: A Book of Predictions: Hillary Clinton and Paul the Psychic Octopus.”

The obvious nod to Clinton’s post-election whine-fest, “What Happened” drew laughter again from the liberal audience.

But the sound on social media was not so scripted as Twitter users unloaded on the segment and the Democrat who refuses to “go away.”


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