Hillary Clinton's rousing speech for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday was interrupted when a woman in the audience threw, to use the AP's strange phrasing, "what she described as" a shoe at the former Secretary of State. The, uh, "object" thrower was taken into custody following the incident.
Clinton, who wasn't hit by the flying object, made multiple jokes about it before moving on with her speech to a supportive crowd of about 1,000 people. Here's a recap from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
“Is that somebody throwing something at me?” Clinton asked, trying to see out from the stage at the Mandalay Bay.
“Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?” Clinton quipped.
“My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial,” she added, referring to what she was talking about when the protester acted several minutes into her speech. “Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.”
Update, 8:02 p.m.: We now have, via ABC News, video of the (possible) shoe-throwing incident! Be sure to watch all the way through to see the alleged shoe-thrower's triumphant march out of the auditorium and into custody.
Obviously, assuming it was actually a shoe, the incident is reminiscent of the famous shoe-throwing moment during the former president's farewell visit to Iraq in 2008:
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