Looks like Hillary Clinton has been prepped on more than just presidential debates, as a newly leaked memo reveals she was fully briefed for a softball interview with Steve Harvey in February 2016.
An email sent to DC Leaks this week contained a memo that revealed that the comedian gave Clinton's campaign the questions he would ask her prior to her appearance on the Steve Harvey Show on Feb. 17.
"Steve is known to be a host who goes out of his way to make his guests feel comfortable," Clinton's aides wrote in the memo, according to The Washington Free Beacon. "We coordinated closely with the show's producers on the script and format of the show."
Clinton's campaign pretty much outlined the entire interview with the host prior to taping the show. The Clinton aides, Karen Finney and Betsaida Alcantara, who wrote the memo, explained to the candidate that "YOUR time at the studio will be divided into five segments" and "We pitched the show on having YOU and Steve discuss gun violence and faith, two issues YOU both care deeply about."
The goal for Clinton's appearance on the show was to reach out to African American voters. "Clinton's staff saw Harvey's show as an effective and low-risk way to reach out to female and African American voters," The Washington Free Beacon reported.
Most surprising of all was when Clinton was asked about her past and pretended to be surprised. "During this segment Steve will take a trip down memory lane with YOU to talk about the different moments of YOUR life displayed in the photographs below," the memo said. During the show's taping, Harvey pulled photos up of Clinton from her childhood.
"Oh boy. Oh my goodness," Clinton said as Harvey showed a photo of the candidate at 12 years old.
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