On Tuesday, two well respected African-American women were put in an uncomfortable position after comments were made by high-profiled conservatives. After both incidents took place, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to give her thoughts.

Clinton responds

On Tuesday morning, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was a guest on "Fox & Friends." During the show, a clip was played of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters being critical of President Donald Trump. In response, O'Reilly mocked Waters for looking like she was wearing a "James Brown wig." O'Reilly's comment were quickly met with backlash, with many calling of the network to fire the host for alleged racially charged language.

Not long after, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got into a heated exchange with reporter April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks. During the questioning, Spicer lashed out at Ryan, telling her to "stop shaking your head." Both comments have been viewed as disrespectful, with many on the left labeling them racist due to both men being white, and the two women being African-American. As reported by The Hill on March 28, Hillary Clinton was quick to hit back.

While appearing in San Francisco, California for the Professional Business Women of California conference on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton came to the defense of both Maxine Waters and April Ryan.

"April Ryan, a respected journalist with unrivaled integrity, was doing her job just this afternoon in the White House press room when she was patronized and cut off trying to ask a question," Clinton said, in clear reference to Sean Spicer.

Hillary Clinton then shifted to the incident involving Maxine Waters and Bill O'Reilly, while not holding back her thoughts over the "racist" remarks made by the Fox News host.

"One of our own California congressmen Maxine Waters was taunted with a racist joke about her hair," Clinton told those in attendance, while saying Waters and April Ryan were just "women who were simply doing their jobs" when they were insulted by O'Reilly and Spicer.

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Since Election Day, Hillary Clinton has remained mostly out of the spotlight, with the occasional appearance at a fundraiser or gathering. While it's unlikely that she will throw her hat in to run for president in 2020, reports have indicated that she could make a run for Mayor in New York City.