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The Comprehensive Supercut of Hillary Clinton Laughing Awkwardly With Reporters

The laugh track might be a bit unconvincing.

photo of Reena Flores
June 27, 2014

Hillary Clinton is a bit awkward with the press. 

Whether it's answering questions about her possible 2016 bid for the White House, or her evolving views on gay marriage, or her financial woes, the former secretary of State has a default response: uncomfortable laughter. 

As late-night comedy shows like Saturday Night Live have pointed out in years past, it's a defining characteristic of the woman who could be president. This tic has resurfaced with force during Clinton's recent spate of television interviews promoting her new memoir, Hard Choices

 

The result is the above compilation of her nervous chuckling, with a few flashbacks thrown in for good measure.

But the video might just leave you wondering: Why does the former first lady even try for folksiness, if it comes across as weird and alienating?

As The Daily Show host Jon Stewart smartly framed it in 2007 during her first presidential campaign, Clinton is merely "determined to showcase her humanity." And what exactly is "humanity's human-est humanity?" 

Cue the Hillary Clinton laugh track.

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