Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton seemingly slipped, once again, into a southern drawl when she was asked about an endorsement from civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton.
“You better watch her. She’s trying to ask whether I’m endorsing. I told her only you know, and you’re not telling,” Sharpton told Clinton after Politico reporter Annie Karni asked about his endorsement.
Clinton laughed and then seemingly mimicked Sharpton’s accent in her response.
“My lips are sealed,” the former secretary of state said jokingly, and with southern drawl.
Watch Hillary Clinton mimic Al Sharpton's accent…in front of Al Sharpton pic.twitter.com/XlDlZOj5KC
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Sharpton, who met last week with Clinton’s Democratic rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has said he would like to hear from both Democrats before making a presidential endorsement.
Clinton’s comments seemed to be playful. However, this is not the first time the Democratic presidential frontrunner has slipped into a southern accent. In fact, she is known to change her accent when she is visiting Southern regions — a habit some have described as “offensive.”
Last year, Bloomberg Politics compiled a video of Clinton’s evolving southern accent.
One of the former secretary of state’s most memorable southern slips came in 2007 when, while addressing a black church congregation in Selma, Alabama, she said, “I don’t feel no ways tired,” with a southern drawl.
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