MSNBC interrupted its interview with failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday for a video of a baby panda sneezing.
"Welcome back," MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said after a commercial break. "My interview with Secretary Hillary Clinton is subject to an interruption because of this important video of a sneezing panda."
Maddow then narrated the footage, estimated to have been seen worldwide about 200 million times, chronicling how the panda cub sneezes, scaring its unsuspecting mother.
"Madam Secretary, one of the things that you deal with in a surprisingly straightforward way in your new book is that people are obsessed with your human nature," Maddow continued over sounds of Clinton chuckling at the clip.
Maddow explained that in Clinton's campaign memoir, What Happened, the former U.S. secretary of state refers to the phenomenon as "The Panda Principle," a term coined by Philippe Reines who played Trump in her debate preparation sessions.
"Pandas just live their lives," Maddow said, reading an excerpt from Clinton's novel. "They eat bamboo. They play with their kids but for some reason people love watching pandas hoping for something, for anything to happen."
Clinton admitted "she was slow to accept" people's curiosity about mundane aspects of her life.
"It is true, people ask me these questions all the time," Clinton said. "And I thought well, you know what? I just want to embrace it and go ahead and tell you what I have for breakfast and all the rest of it and maybe it will give people a little bit of satisfaction that they know me better than they thought they did."
What Happened was released Tuesday.