This Thursday night, during a speech at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton successfully dodged an airborne shoe that was thrown at her by a woman in the crowd.
While Clinton laughed it off, the woman who threw the offending object was taken into federal custody. No word yet on a motive from her, but that’s okay because Twitter hasn’t stopped talking since the whole thing went down.
Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech http://t.co/0vrvGLFo80 People are tired of the lies, She and Nancy Pelosi make me want to vomit
— Donovan (@Art_Donovan) April 11, 2014
A protester in Las Vegas threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately it was a TOMS shoe, so some kid overseas just got hit with one too.
— Jamie Woodham (@jwoodham) April 11, 2014
Convention organizers said the woman was not affiliated with the scrap recycling institute nor was she invited to the event.
Mrs. Clinton was not hurt, and though momentarily stunned by the incident, continued on with her speech.
“My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial. Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did,” Clinton said, eliciting a thunderous applause from an audience of around 1,000.
In 2008, former President George W. Bush, also received a similar shoe attack in Iraq when a man threw a shoe at him in the middle of a press conference.
While Mrs. Clinton has not confirmed her bid for the presidency in 2016, she remains the Democratic Party’s strongest contender based on polls.
She also has the backing of one of the more aggressive super PACs, “Ready for Hillary”, which began promoting her presidential bid several months ago and has already raised $1.7 million in donations in the first quarter of 2014 alone.