Celebrities React To Hillary Clinton's Presumptive Democratic Nominee Status With Mixed Feelings
Though Senator Bernie Sanders still technically has a shot at nabbing the Democratic nomination, Monday night's count predicts Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has racked up the delegates she needs to clinch the nomination, according to the AP. If true, it's a huge and historical moment for the United States of America. This is the first time a woman has (nearly) secured a major nomination in a presidential race, and it means she is that much closer to possibly securing a presidency.
The disproportionate representation of men in politics in America has always been hard to stomach. According to The Pew Research Center, as of 2015, the United States ranked 75th among 137 countries with data available for women's representation in national legislatures. Clinton in the White House would be a huge step in equality of the sexes in politics.
Because of course, the United States has never had a female president. And eight years ago, the Oval Office had never housed a black president, either. Needless to say, having Clinton follow in Barack Obama's historic footsteps would be an exciting prospect.
But not every celebrity with a Twitter account thinks so. It's been a divisive election year, and three major candidates — Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump — have dominated the political discourse. So here's what celebrities are saying about Clinton's presumptive nomination in 140 characters or less.
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