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Hillary Clinton, Too, Knows the Pains of Women's Morning Routines

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She gets real during a Facebook Q&A.

Male presidential candidates are not generally peppered with questions about their suiting preferences or skincare routine but as a woman, Hillary Clinton is often subjected to these inquiries. At the White House Correspondents’ dinner, Cecily Strong even asked the media not to talk about her appearance this election cycle.

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But during a Facebook Q&A on Monday, the candidate addressed a question about the “hair and makeup tax” imposed on high-powered women. The question came from a young professional woman who wanted to know how Clinton manages to get ready in the morning while focusing on the actual work she faces each day.

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The former first lady’s response? Pure gold. "Amen, sister — you’re preaching to the choir," Clinton wrote. "It’s a daily challenge. I do the best I can — and as you may have noticed, some days are better than others! –H."

Of course, she didn’t get out of the session without a pantsuit question either. When asked if she has a favorite, Clinton responded, "I never met a pantsuit I didn’t love." Naturally

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