Teleprompters are there to help politicians keep their speech on track, or in Obama’s case, his entire Presidency.
In this instance, the teleprompter was there to make Hillary Clinton look a bit like a more disingenuous than she usually does, which is an impressive feat if I do say so myself.
Clinton was right in the middle of talking about the world’s favorite punching bag of today, Donald Trump, and how he’s trying to make a go at Clinton about her faith.
“And now he’s attacking my faith…,” said Clinton with smirk. “…sigh.”
Judging by the look on her face, it may well be that Clinton intentionally read “sigh” of the teleprompter to make herself seem more in touch with Millenials, who are known to do the same. If that’s the case, I’m not sure which is weirder. Clinton is a professional politician pushing 70, and kids aren’t watching her speeches.
Whether her speech was supposed to read like a teenage girl’s Facebook post, or she pulled a total Ron Burgundy, the moment came off as awkward.