Clinton mistakenly refers to Trump as her ‘husband’
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton nearly called rival Donald Trump her “husband” on Friday in an embarrassing slip-up that drew laughs from the crowd and Twitterverse.
The flub came as she addressed the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, DC.
“I hope you will compare what I’m proposing to what my husb— . . . my opponent is talking about,” Clinton said, urging the reporters to scrutinize Trump more closely.
The correction, swift as it was, didn’t go unnoticed.
Audible laughs could be heard in the auditorium as Clinton came close to calling Trump her spouse.
In a rare Q&As with reporters after the speech, Clinton said she may have not told the whole truth in response to questions about the FBI investigation of her e-mails and Director James Comey’s comments afterward.
“I was pointing out in both of those instances, that the Director Comey had said that my answers in my FBI interview were truthful,” Clinton said, referring to two interviews in which she insisted she hadn’t lied about her private e-mail server.
“I may have short-circuited it, and for that I will try to clarify,” Clinton said Friday.
Critics quickly jumped on the “short-circuit” remark as further proof of her evasiveness.
While no charges were brought by the feds, Comey publicly stated that Clinton shared classified information in her
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