You Will Actually Want To Know What Hillary Clinton Keeps In Her Purse
In a long political career that's had plenty of successes mixed with a few scandals, Hillary Clinton may have just dropped the single most important piece of information regarding the Democratic candidate to date — her love of hot sauce. Forget all that stuff about being First Lady, a senator, or Secretary of State, because all of that pales in comparison to the fact that Clinton is now wholly relatable (tweeted Sriracha endorsement soon to follow) and is obviously a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Not only that, she's been following Beyoncé's advice — Hillary Clinton keeps the hot sauce in her bag.
Clinton dropped this ground-breaking political revelation on Monday during The Breakfast Club, a syndicated morning radio show based in New York and hosted by Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee. The interview bounced around to a variety of topics, like whether Clinton believed in aliens or if she would ever consider campaigning at a strip club, before finally landing on this all-important topic. The hosts asked her what she always carries around (because as a woman, what could possibly be more important than what she keeps in her purse, right?). Her answer: a bottle of hot sauce.
Clinton explained: "I have been eating a lot of hot sauce — raw peppers and hot sauce. I think it keeps my immune system strong. I really do. I think hot sauce is good for you in moderation." When Charlamagne asked if this was the candidate attempting to pander to black voters, Clinton jokingly (maybe) replied, "Is it working?"
Charlamagne's quip is of course a reference to Beyoncé's hit song "Formation" where the singer declares: "I got hot sauce in my bag, swag." Clinton is taking a note from Beyoncé (as should we all) and keeping a bottle in her bag for good measure, though according to TIME, Clinton has been championing her love of hot sauce since at least the 1990s.
But Clinton isn't the first candidate this election season to delve into the hearts of millennials through our limited diet of hot sauce and guacamole — in the most important piece of information learned about Jeb Bush this election cycle (but no, seriously), he was sure to let voters know he loves the guac when he sold a $75 "Guaca Bowle" on his campaign website. And after much anticipation, the lesser of the Bushes released his family's secret guacamole recipe: "avocados, cilantro, onions, jalapeños, and garlic." Truly groundbreaking. Bush's advice for making the perfect "Funday Sunday" treat? "Use a molcajete." (That's the Mexican version of a mortar and pestle.) So hopefully that $75 bowl can at least make for a good paper weight, as it's doubtful it can fit in a purse.
So whether Clinton makes history this year by being elected the first female U.S. president doesn't seem to matter so much, as this naturally trumps just about all of her other achievements. Because what's history without a little hot sauce?