(Srsly, what was with that sniffling??)
This is definitely NOT her best moment!
On Friday, during MSNBC's televised funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton spoke to reporters about the role the 94-year-old played during the AIDS epidemic in the 80s.
The presidential candidate said:
"It may be hard for your viewers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about HIV/AIDS back in the 1980s. And because of both President and Mrs. Reagan — in particular Mrs. Reagan — we started a national conversation. When before nobody would talk about it, nobody wanted to do anything about it, and that too is something that I really appreciate with her very effective, low key advocacy but it penetrated the public conscious and people began to say, 'Hey, we have to do something about this too.'"
The only problem? Ronald Reagan's wife never did any of that. In fact, she did the opposite.
In 2003, Michael Cover — an executive at a groundbreaking AIDS health-care organization in Washington — argued :
"In the history of the AIDS epidemic, President Reagan's legacy is one of silence… It is the silence of tens of thousands who died alone and unacknowledged, stigmatized by our government under his administration."
Later that day, Clinton took to Twitter to apologize for her statement:
Let's hope Hillary doesn't make this mistake again!
[Image via JLN Photography/WENN.]