Hillary Clinton nearly gets hit by a shoe that was thrown at her by a person in the audience.


During a recent speech at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference in Las Vegas, the the former Secretary of State was forced to duck when a female protestor hurled a shoe at her.


Clinton had just started to deliver her speech about recycling when the shoe zoomed past the right side of her head.


Clinton, appearing to be startled and confused, asked the audience if a bat flew by her right ear. After discovering it was a shoe and seeing security escort the protester out of the room, she brings the crowd to laughter when she asks, "Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?"


Hillary is quick on her feet


hillary clinton, las vegas shoe Hillary almost gets smacked in the head with a shoe. Credit: Getty Images

Was that a bat?

Hillary Clinton, funny face, shoe, las vegas speech, bat, protester Hillary Clinton didn't know what happened. Credit: Getty Images

Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?

Hillary Clinton Addresses Recycling Industries Trade Conference In Las Vegas Hillary always wins. Deal with it. Credit: Getty Images