Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Mandalay Bay casino resort in Las Vegas didn’t exactly go as planned today. While delivering remarks at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Conference, she was forced to dodge a flying object from the audience.
According to reports, a women threw a shoe at the 66-year-old former Secretary of State during her address. The possible 2016 presidential candidate dodged the item, which flew past her head, but she did seem startled.
“What was that a bat? Is that a bat?” she asked the crowd. “Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?”
Hillary went on to make light of the situation with a joke. “My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial,” she added. “Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.”
After the incident, the shoe thrower was ushered out of the facility. She’s now in federal custody.
“Our staff denied her access before she later rushed past security,” Mark Carpenter, a spokesman for the recycling institute, said in a statement. “An ISRI staffer then stopped her as she approached the stage. She was then handed over to law enforcement.”
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