The Late Show Staff Asks Hillary Clinton Painfully-Scripted Questions… And She Gives Painfully-Scripted Answers


The Late Show staff had some fun with Hillary Clinton in a segment Stephen Colbert calls “Just One Question.”

Colbert explained to the audience that whenever he has a guest “so experienced and so knowledgeable,” his staff gets “excited” and wanted to ask her a question, which he allowed them to do.

Various staffers got to ask questions to the former Secretary of State and she answered them while sitting on a set. But some of the questions may have been fed to her.

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

“Oh, it was just such an honor to work with the incredible diplomats that serve our country around the world,” Clinton said.

The Rock or Vin Diesel?” writer John asked.

“What a tough question,” she responded. Boy, the Fast and Furious movies proved 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 when they’re able to look past what divides them and work together. You know, I like to say, ‘Stronger together.'”

“You’re a smart lady!” John reacted.

“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 began looking around in her chair. “Oh, here they are!”

She then throws them off-camera and Emily catches them.

“Wow, thanks Hillary!” Emily exclaimed.

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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