According to one of the hacked emails released by WikiLeaks, the Hillary Clinton campaign wisely nixed a plan for the candidate to joke about “yo mama” during a primary speech at a historically black college.
In a February 26 email chain, members of Clinton’s staff tinkered with remarks the Democratic candidate was set to deliver in Birmingham ahead of the Alabama Democratic primary. Luckily for Clinton and unluckily for political satirists everywhere, Clinton aide Amanda Renteria had one objection.
“Is everyone comfortable [with] her saying ‘Yo Mama’?” asked Renteria.
“No,” senior advisor Maya Harris responded. “[Please] let’s revise.”
“Yikes,” Clinton spokeswoman Karen Finney emailed Renteria separately.
The only public event Clinton held during her trip to Birmingham was a get-out-the-vote event at historically black Miles College. Video of the event shows that in the end, there were no “yo mama” remarks.
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