NY Times Writer: ‘It Would Be Helpful’ for Clinton if Natural Disaster Struck a Red State

New-York-Times-1In an interview with Slate’s “Political Gabfest” podcast, New York Times staff writer Emily Bazelon speculated about how a natural disaster striking a Republican state would be helpful for Hillary Clinton if she won the presidency.

Bazelon was asked how Clinton could best unify the country if she won the election next week. “I’m not wishing this upon anyone, but it would be helpful for her to have a natural disaster to deal with in a red state where she could go and be…” she said to laughter from the live audience.

“Because she would be able to be—no, seriously, I’m not saying I want it to happen, but the timing would be helpful,” she said to more hoots and hollers.

“You just think that was a totally bad thing to say?” she asked CBS’s John Dickerson, who evidently looked mortified. “I’ve horrified John…”

Bazelon courted controversy on “Political Gabfest” earlier this election season when she called on IRS employees to leak Donald Trump‘s tax returns, a violation of the law.

Listen above, via Slate.

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