"You know recently with the hurricanes and particularly the damage in the Virgin Islands and in Puerto Rico-you know I was right in the middle of our government responding to the awful effects of the earthquakes in Haiti-so I knew what we're capable of doing", the former secretary of state said.
Sitting down with Fallon later to chat, Clinton discussed everything from the Trump administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico to Kate McKinnon's impersonation of her on "Saturday Night Live".
Meanwhile, Cyrus got through about two words before choking up as she thanked Clinton for being a role model, inspiration and a voice of reason.
Cyrus, who is doing a weeklong residency at The Tonight Show, also participated - holding back tears as she wrote her note. Three years ago, if you'd asked me if I'd be here, this happy with this man, I'd have been stunned. And there was something he had to do: give his female writers an opportunity to thank her in person.
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continued making some late-night show rounds on Wednesday, when she popped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about, well, politics. It's not the first time Cyrus has channeled her godmother: She has covered "Jolene" both with Fallon and with Parton herself, and she recruited Parton for a duet on her new album, Younger Now.
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After embracing, Clinton then reciprocated with a note of her own.
And for the record: Miley did indeed get her hug, and expanded on her original note to Clinton, "today was one I will never forget. you are endlessly inspiring, & I hope you know how loved / appreciated you truly are". Together, we've made our voices heard, we've done great things, and we've come a long way. "Miley Cyrus" stomach churns when her fiancé Liam Hemsworth works with handsome women on his films.
"I keep my little spies", she added.