When Beyoncé sang about keeping hot sauce in her bag (#swag), the line resonated because it was believable. Beyoncé is a black woman with Southern roots, so it’s not far fetched to believe that she keeps a bottle of the red hot stuff in her purse, but Hillary Clinton?
From 105.1’s The Breakfast Club:
“Now listen, I want you to know that people are going to see this and say, ‘She’s pandering to black people,’” Charlamagne Tha God told Clinton.
“Okay,” Clinton said. “Is it working? No, but seriously. I’ve been eating a lot of hot sauce. Raw peppers and hot sauce. I think it keeps my immune system strong. Hot sauce is good for you.”
Even though Hillary Clinton enjoys an array of hot sauces, as noted in a 2015 Slate article, and admittedly carries a bottle of Tobasco sauce on her person, many African-Americans aren’t buying the idea that she’s toting it around like Bey.
The reason black people are doubting Hillary, and questioning why she offered that as her answer during the radio show, is because her husband played the saxophone to get the black vote and she danced the nae nae:
At this point, many black people have caught on to the scam. We know we’re being pandered to instead of treated like a serious constituency with serious issues.
Can you imagine what would’ve been the reaction if Bernie Sanders had remarked about carrying hot sauce in his briefcase on a black radio show? Neither can I.