Clinton tells ‘Daily Show’ she wants office with ‘fewer corners’

Posted at 3:49 AM, Jul 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-16 03:55:20-04

WASHINGTON (CNN) — When Jon Stewart gave Hillary Clinton a career aptitude test on the ‘Daily Show’ Tuesday night, her answers alluded to a presidential bid.

The former Secretary of State, Senator, First Lady and Cabinet member told the Comedy Central host that she wants a home office.

“Do you have a favorite shape for that home office? Would you like it to have corners?” he asked her.

“Fewer corners,” said Clinton.

It wasn’t lost on the audience that she was referencing the Oval Office in the White House.

Clinton used her third appearance on the show to promote her new book, “Hard Choices,” and Stewart cut her off a number of times.

“I think I speak for everybody when I say no one cares. They just want to know if you’re running for President,” he said.

“I was going to make an announcement,” she said. “But you kind of spoiled it.”

“It sounds to me like if I may, you’ve declared you’re running for President,” Stewart said.

Stewart referred to two books; ‘Clinton, Inc,’ a forthcoming book by Daniel Halper, the editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, and ‘Blood Feud’ by Edward Klein, both of which are critical of her and the Clinton family.

The host also touched on Clinton’s testimony over the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.

“If you were not running for President, all of this criticism — there are two books out now that are exposes of the family, there are constant calls for testimony, there are constant parsing of words. If you stopped that tomorrow — if you said, ‘I am not running for President’ — it all stops. Do you agree or disagree?” Stewart asked.

Clinton, who has said journalism is now driven more by entertainment than fact-based reporting, said that “if it all stopped,” a lot of people would lose their jobs.

Klein’s book, which hinges on multiple anonymous sources to draw a story highly critical of Clinton, recently overtook Clinton’s own memoir at the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list.

“I’ve been amazed at what a cottage industry it is,” Clinton said.

To that, Stewart replied — referring to himself — “It’s just these talking heads sitting around, picking out every little thing — and making fun of it. It’s not right.”