Hillary Clinton Honored By Elton John For Her Work On HIV/AIDS

Hillary Clinton was given the first founders award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smiles next to musician Elton John after receiving the Founders Award during the Elton John AIDS foundation in New York October 15, 2013.

Hillary Clinton was honored by Elton John on Tuesday night in New York City for her work on HIV/AIDS. The former secretary of state was given the first founders award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation. She told the crowd at Cipriani's restaurant that "we still have so far to go" when it comes to helping those affected by HIV/AIDS.

John said it was a "huge honor just to even honor her" and that Clinton is "the kind of human being that I love."

White House correspondent Philip Rucker was also in attendance of the event, and he asked multiple celebrity guests, including Elton John, if Clinton should run for president in 2016.

Sir Elton John on Hillary Clinton: "I hope she becomes president of the United States. You could use a woman president."

Philip Rucker

@PhilipRucker

Sir Elton John on Hillary Clinton: "I hope she becomes president of the United States. You could use a woman president."

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I asked Billy Joel whether he backs Hillary Clinton for president. "I'm not going to answer that. I'm a piano player."

Philip Rucker

@PhilipRucker

I asked Billy Joel whether he backs Hillary Clinton for president. "I'm not going to answer that. I'm a piano player."

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I asked Lisa Marie Presley about Hillary Clinton. "I would love her to run for president." Why? "I'm a woman, for one thing."

Philip Rucker

@PhilipRucker

I asked Lisa Marie Presley about Hillary Clinton. "I would love her to run for president." Why? "I'm a woman, for one thing."

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Cate Sevilla is the UK managing editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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