Amidst an important diplomatic mission in Yemen, the U.S. Secretary of State took a trip of a much more literal sense while boarding her plane. See the Hillary Clinton tripping video plus pictures from the incident below!

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Working to mend ties between the Arabian Peninsula and the United States, the Secretary of State was just boarding her plane in the Middle Eastern capital of Sanaa when she took flight. Unfortunately, her plane hadn’t even left the ground yet!

Fortunately, the Secretary of State has proven to have a good sense of humor about her little mishaps. When asked if a fall in 2009 would keep her out of the political spotlight, she was quick to put the reporter in their place.

“I broke my elbow, not my larynx,” she said.

Humor aside, the Hillary Clinton tripping video is bringing some attention to her diplomatic mission in the Middle East. The former first lady spent time with President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen in an attempt to recruit the middle eastern country in the U.S. battle against extremism.

The Secretary of State made it clear that her definition of extremism didn’t only include al-Qaeda.

“Based on what I know, this is a criminal defendant who was in some ways motivated by his own political views, who had a particular animus toward the congresswoman. And I think when you cross the line from expressing opinions that are of conflicting differences in our political environment into taking action that’s violent action, that’s a hallmark of extremism, whether it comes from the right, the left, from al-Qaida, from anarchists, whoever it is. That is a form of extremism. So yes, I think that when you’re a criminal who is in some way pursuing criminal activity connected to – however bizarre and poorly thought through – your political views, that’s a form of extremism.”

For better or for worse, the serious nature of her diplomatic mission will now forever be overshadowed by an unexpected trip she made right at it’s close. Check out the Hillary Clinton tripping video at the bottom of the page and let me know your thoughts in the comment section!

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