Swisher asked her, mistakenly naming Booker as the one who said this, rather than Eric Holder, former President Obama's attorney general.
Clinton responded quickly and intuitively: "Well that was Eric Holder", Clinton shot back, "Yeah, I know they all look alike".
It was a deputy communications director for Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party who was suspended for a week for a tweet threatening members of the GOP with "guillotines".
But after a pause and some prodding from Swisher, Clinton said, "Well, I'd like to be president".
However, Swisher incorrectly referred to Holder as New Jersey Sen.
Asked by Swisher whether she would be doing any of the lifting, Clinton said: "I have no idea".
"Watching the mob attack innocent people and destroy property while Democratic leaders tell them to do it speaks volumes", a Twitchy post said. "They have no idea what the United States stands for, what we're likely to do, what we think is important", she said.
There was Eric Holder's call to kick Republicans, Maxine Waters' to harass Trump officials in public, Nancy Pelosi's, "I just don't know why there aren't uprisings" and Hillary Clinton's, "You can not be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for".
"I think we'd have a number of excellent candidates who would be really formidable on the campaign trail, but let's wait and see who it is", she said.
"It's curious why Hillary Clinton's name isn't in the mix - either conversationally or in formal polling - as a 2020 candidate". "She's younger than Donald Trump by a year".
Mr Trump has previously said Joe Biden, Vice President from 2009 until 2017, is his "dream" opponent.
"Is it that she's run before?"
Just before she made the racial crack, Clinton had just been stating that "what's often called political correctness is politeness" and 'not being rude and insulting to people'.
See Clinton make her comments in the video below.