A carefree Hillary Clinton dropped her veteran political persona and got a little tipsy when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to promote her new Hulu documentary series.
Cohen and Clinton covered a wide range of topics during the 30-minute guest slot, which was taped on Wednesday and aired Thursday night.
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee spoke freely about her relationship with Bernie Sanders, offered the truth behind some of the wild rumors that have targeted her for decades, and even took a dig at Melania Trump.
But the best bit of the show came after Cohen brought out his beloved shotski and invited the Clinton to join him for a drink.
Cohen also welcomed Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley – a self-proclaimed ‘Hillary super fan’ – onto the stage to take the third position on the ski.
Clinton downed her shot with ease, only slightly puckering at the taste before cracking a big smile as the studio audience went wild.
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A carefree Hillary Clinton celebrated the release of her new Hulu documentary by doing a shotski with Andy Cohen and Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley on What What Happens Live on Thursday night
Cohen, Clinton and Medley swiftly downed the shots as the studio audience cheered
Clinton briefly winced at the taste of the shot, squinting her eyes and puckering her lips
The 2016 presidential nominee let out a big laugh as Cohen exclaimed: ‘That was amazing’
Viewers appeared equally entertained as clips of the stunt quickly spread across social media.
‘Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton just did a shotski on #WWHL. I’m living,’ one fan wrote.
Another fan called the sight ‘historic’.
Medley also posted about the experience on her Instagram, writing: ‘Tell me it wasn’t a dream. Love you @hillaryclinton.’
The RHONY star also shared a pair of throwback photos of her and Clinton years ago.
Videos of Clinton doing the shotski quickly spread across on social media as fans went wild over the stunt
Medley also posted about the experience on her Instagram, writing: ‘Tell me it wasn’t a dream’
The RHONY star also shared a pair of throwback photos of her and Clinton years ago
Clinton spent the bulk of her time at the WWHL studio in the interview seat opposite Cohen, taking questions from the host and viewers calling in.
She struck a positive tone throughout but strayed slightly at one point when giving her thoughts on Melania’s ‘Be Best’ anti-bullying campaign.
‘I think she should look closer to home,’ the former first lady quipped.
Asked by a caller whether she’s been speaking to any of the current Democratic presidential candidates, Clinton said: ‘I’ve been in touch with a number of them, I’ve not been in touch with a few of them – most notably Bernie Sanders.
‘But with everybody else if they’ve reached out to me I’ve immediately responded.’
She added that she would ‘absolutely’ pick up the phone if Sanders called, saying: ‘Politics should be the art of addition and multiplication not subtraction and division right and so if somebody reaches out I will always meet with that person.’
During her WWHL appearance Clinton took a shot at current first lady Melania Trump’s ‘Be Best’ anti-bullying campaign, quipping: ’I think she should look closer to home’
Asked by a caller whether she’s been speaking to any of the current Democratic presidential candidates, Clinton said: ‘I’ve been in touch with a number of them, I’ve not been in touch with a few of them – most notably Bernie Sanders’
Clinton added that she would ‘absolutely’ pick up the phone if Sanders called. The pair are pictured at a rally in July 2016 after Clinton bested Sanders in the Democratic primary
She also reacted to Nancy Pelosi’s speech-ripping stunt at the State of the Union last month, when the house speaker dramatically tore President Donald Trump’s address in two.
‘You know, I thought she was making a very strong point in demonstrating that so much of what he said was untethered from reality and just plain factually wrong,’ Clinton said.
‘And, you know, sometimes it is the only way to get attention because otherwise his speech, which was filled with so many errors, would have just been taken on face value.
‘Because she physically did that, which then went viral across the internet, people said wait a minute, maybe we better take another look.
‘I thought it was an interesting and effective gesture.’
During a rapid-fire trivia segment dubbed ‘The Rumor Hill’, Clinton dispelled rumors about her ‘rocky relationship’ with songstress Streisand, saying: ‘We’re good friends.’
Clinton called Nancy Pelosi’s speech-ripping stunt during last month’s State of the Union ‘an interesting and effective gesture’
In the Watch What Happens Live After Show – posted online later – Clinton appeared to launch an attack on Donald Trump and his failure to release his tax returns.
She said: ‘I hope [we see them] because there actually is a law that if the Congress asks to see them they’re supposed to be delivered.
’I think he’s hiding a bunch of things. I think he’s hiding that he’s not as wealthy as he claims to be. He has only not only not been charitable, but he now is prohibited from having a charitable foundation because he used it for personal and political reasons.
‘I think that he has probably has a lot of funding from suspect sources that would be shown in his tax returns. I think it would just be a cornucopia of information about his claims to the contrary.’
She also added that she thought his impeachment by the House of Representatives was ‘constitutional and legal’.
During a rapid-fire trivia segment dubbed ‘The Rumor Hill’, Clinton dispelled rumors about her ‘rocky relationship’ with songstress Barbra Streisand, saying: ‘We’re good friends.’
Hillary and Bill Clinton are pictured with Streisand at a gala in April 2013
Clinton’s WWHL appearance taped the night before Hulu dropped her documentary ‘Hillary’.
In the four-part series, which was viewed by DailyMail.com prior to its release, Clinton candidly recounts several sore subjects in her past, including the Monica Lewinsky incident that rocked her relationship with former President Bill Clinton and the email controversy that plagued her 2016 presidential run.
Bill Clinton is pictured in the documentary series ‘Hillary’, where he opened up about his affair with Monica Lewinsky
The documentary features extraordinary access to the Clintons’ inner circle and examines Hillary’s public life from her student days to losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump.
But the part about the Lewinsky affair – which the political couple rarely address in public – will likely be the most scrutinized.
Bill Clinton makes the claim that the fling he had with the ex-White House intern while he was still in office was one of the ‘things I did to manage my anxieties’.
He reveals that at the time he met Lewinsky the pressure of the job made him feel like a boxer who had done 30 rounds and he looked at Lewinsky as ‘something that will take your mind off it for a while’.
Recounting the issue from her side, Hillary Clinton reveals that in the aftermath the couple underwent ‘painful’ marriage counseling.
She tells the cameras: ‘I was just devastated. I could not believe it. I was so personally just hurt and I can’t believe this, I can’t believe you lied.’
The documentary became available on Hulu on Friday.
Clinton is seen at the New York City premiere of her Hulu documentary on Wednesday night
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