Clinton teases interviewer who confused Holder and Booker: 'They all look alike'

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation Questions grow about FBI vetting of Christopher Steele’s Russia expertise MORE during an event over the weekend teased the interviewer who confused former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderEric Holder endorses Pelosi for Speaker Poll: Biden and Sanders lead 2020 Dem field, followed by Beto O'Rourke Trump's shortlist for attorney general takes shape MORE and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerElection Countdown: Florida fight ends with Scott, DeSantis wins | Dems see Sunbelt in play for 2020 | Trump to campaign in Mississippi ahead of runoff | GOP wipeout in Orange County | Ortiz Jones concedes in Texas House race Booker to make second visit to New Hampshire in weeks Sanders on 2020 White House bid: 'We're looking at it' MORE (D-N.J.). 

Recode's Kara Swisher during a Q&A asked Clinton, "What do you think of Cory Booker … saying, ‘Kick them in the shins’?" 

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She was likely referring to Holder's recent comment that when Republicans go low, "we kick them." Holder has faced widespread backlash for the comment, which members of the GOP said amounted to a call for violence, though Holder has insisted it was a metaphor.

"That was Eric Holder," Clinton replied, correcting Swisher.

"I know they all look alike," she joked, to a burst of laughter from the audience. 

"No, they don’t," Swisher quickly replied, then added: "Oh, well done." 

Holder and Booker are both black men. 

Clinton during the back-and-forth also said she believes "what’s often called political correctness is politeness."

"It’s respecting the diversity that we have in our society," she continued. "The Democratic Party is a much more diverse political party, attracting people who are African-American, Latino, LGBT ... And I don’t think it’s politically correct to say, we value that." 

"I don’t want to go around insulting people, painting people with a broad brush," she said. "That’s childish."