At a community meeting in Watts on Friday, Hillary Clinton talked about a host of issues including education, faith-based initiatives and the criminal justice system, but the biggest dividends from the event may come from appearing on stage with Magic Johnson.
The two appeared before some 200 supporters at King Drew Magnet School, along with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilwoman Jan Perry, among others. Later in the day, Clinton attended a fund-raiser at Johnson’s Beverly Hills home, but that event was not open to the press.
It’s believed that Johnson’s nod carries influence, given his sports fame and his work as a philanthropist and developer.
Clinton joked about Johnson referring to her as “champion” and the presidential election and the ultimate “championship.”
“Championship rings, all-stars, Olympic gold medals. When he said he wanted a one-on-one I didn’t know this is what he meant.”
—By Elsa Bertet
Here’s video of her speech, via Bertet.