Ticking the LGBT box on her weekly campaign checklist, Hillary Clinton made a “surprise” appearance at New York City’s Gay Pride parade on Sunday.
With close aide Huma Abedin at her side, Clinton walked with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton. Bill Clinton was nowhere to be found.
Multiple videos show the chaotic security scene as Secret Service agents, police and campaign staffers yell and push to keep the perimeter around Clinton moving.
One chap is looking forward to Bill serving as “first lady.”
— Hannah Chanpong (@hannahfc) June 26, 2016
But nearly as quickly as she was there, she was gone. Reporters note Clinton exerted herself for four whole blocks.
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) June 26, 2016
“Four blocks later, HRC gets back into the Scooby van and leaves,” NBC’s Monica Alba tweeted.