Hillary Clinton cutting down Donald Trump at the Grammy Awards was both hilarious and, dare I say it, a bit desperate.
Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s explosive insight into Donald Trump’s private life has returned to the media forefront after a sketch at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. The idea was simple: round up some outspoken, anti-Trump celebrities and get them to narrate the book. Alongside John Legend, Cher, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, and DJ Khaled, Hillary Clinton took a swipe at Trump in the prerecorded video, it’s no surprise that the clip has already gone viral.
Grinning at an eager audience, host James Corden stated, “We know that our current president does love winning awards and the good news is he may just be the subject of next year’s winner [for Best Spoken Word Album], the question I’ve got is who’ll be the narrator?”
On the hunt for a GRAMMY Award of his own, James Corden auditions celebrities for the spoken word version of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.” pic.twitter.com/SjTobAbv2N
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) 29 January 2018
The chorus of hoots and applause crescendoed to Hillary’s grand finale, “[Trump] had a longtime fear of being poisoned. One reason why he liked to eat at McDonald’s. Nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made.”
.@HillaryClinton makes an appearance at #Grammys during a reading of “Fire and Fury.” The book details President Trump’s first year in the White House. https://t.co/Ohuj7xk2eo pic.twitter.com/p4QZhUaLxb
— CBS News (@CBSNews) 29 January 2018
In a matter of seconds, an overwhelming number of Twitter users deemed the stunt a success:
Hillary Clinton doing a dramatic reading of “Fire and Fury” was worth waiting up for.
— Anne Rumsey Gearan (@agearan) 29 January 2018
“This how he live his life?” I would love to have a “Fire and Fury” book club with Cardi B. #GRAMMYs
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) 29 January 2018
But the question I pose is this: does Hillary’s stunt actually bring heat on Trump, or is she just clawing at her opponents in an effort to reenter the spotlight? As much as I’m looking forward to Trump’s Twitter tantrum, I’m going to side with the latter. Her outlandish “activist bitches supporting bitches” comment yesterday adds weight to this point, as we see Hillary continuing her crusade in trying to win the millennials over. Whilst many will now sit back and praise her “sassy” social media presence, others may see it as pandering, two desperate attempts to connect with the younger generations on a superficial level and nothing more. We can only stop to wonder if this is one of the reasons why she missed out in 2016.