Hillary Clinton's 15 Most Scathing Tweets Of All Time
Though her use of Twitter is arguably less buzzworthy than President Trump's, Hillary Clinton has certainly posted some scathing tweets of her own in the past year. Unsurprisingly, most of these tweets were directed at her former campaign rival, but she did occasionally take aim at other members of the Republican Party, Fox News, the media in general, and the way certain events have unfolded after Election Day.
Clinton's stunning loss in November was followed by a brief low profile and a largely inactive Twitter account for the first few months. Little by little, though, she's returning back to the American public's consciousness with more frequent appearances, interviews, and, yes, tweets. In early May, Clinton launched a new political group, Onward Together, to "encourage people to get involved, organize, and even run for office," according to the announcement.
But while the group acts as her official post-election project, Clinton has made it clear that she won't shy away from everyday political discourse, too — if her tweets are any indication. It's worth noting, however, that they never seem to come with the caps lock-heavy, un-presidential tone that tweets posted by certain others do.
If you're in the mood for looking back at some of the former secretary of state's snarkiest tweets, here are just a few.
1. A Break From The Critics
It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked! #SuperBowl— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 3, 2014
Clinton's tense relationship with Fox News goes way back. She rarely grants the conservative-leaning network interviews and a 2009 leaked email between the former secretary of state and a family friend revealed that she believed shows on Fox "need at least one sane realistic voice." This 2014 tweet is likely one of the nicer things she's thought about the channel.
2. No Subtlety Here
In response to the fifth Republican primary debate, Clinton shared this post calling out the policies proposed by Republican candidates.
3. Still Can't Believe He Tweeted That
Next week in Cleveland, Republicans will nominate someone who thinks “Latino outreach” is tweeting out a picture of a taco bowl.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 14, 2016
The snark aimed at Trump here is well deserved. His 2016 Cinco de Mayo tweet remains one of his most cringeworthy to date: "Happy
#CincoDeMayo! The best tacobowls [sic] are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!"
Except for African Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, women, veterans—and any so-called "losers" or "dummies." https://t.co/rbBg2rXZdm— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 10, 2016
His words are so easily used against him.
5. This One Could Apply To Practically Anything
What Trump just did is a disgrace.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016
This particular comment was the beginning of a tweet storm responding to Trump's reluctant admission that Barack Obama was born in the United States and subsequent claim that Clinton was responsible for starting the birther conspiracy targeting the 44th president. This one can arguably be retweeted on a near-daily basis, though.
Here’s the sad truth: There is no other Donald Trump. This is it. pic.twitter.com/XNDh0d5csA— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 9, 2016
"Be yourself" is usually a nice, generic piece of advice to give most people, but it sounds like Clinton thinks Trump should perhaps be himself a little less.
7. She Was Not Playing Around
Again, Trump turns his faults on others. Psychologists call it "projecting." Kids call it "I'm rubber, you're glue." https://t.co/lKDDD0wwsn— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016
In continuation of the above tweet storm. This kind of rage is not found in most of Clinton's carefully-crafted social media posts.
8. Too Easy
The Clinton account's commentary was always on point on debate nights.
9. Serving Her Critics... With A Smile
Last night, Trump chose to talk about his deep admiration and support for Putin.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 8, 2016
Maybe he did it with a smile. pic.twitter.com/IjcqT5Z4KZ
Following criticisms made by Reince Priebus, who currently serves as Trump's chief of staff, insisting that Clinton's lack of smiling during a Commander-in-Chief forum proved her unfit to be president, this tweet here couldn't be more poignant.
10. The Brevity Here Is Beautiful
3-0— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2017
After a three-judge panel unanimously ruled to uphold federal Judge James Robart's order suspending President Trump's travel ban in February, Clinton couldn't help but celebrate with a little trolling.
Philippe's got his own way of saying things, but he has a point about the real consequences of fake news... https://t.co/a02sXiaHfp— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 14, 2017
After President Trump's former national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn resigned amid concerns that he might have been susceptible to being blackmailed by foreign officials, Clinton enjoyed some schadenfreude by co-signing a biting tweet by her former campaign staffer, Philippe Reines. Flynn and his son Michael Jr. had both previously taken part in perpetuating a series of conspiracy theories about Clinton.
Citing the infamous Pizzagate story (which only the younger Flynn helped spread), Reines linked to a Dominos jobs page and wrote, "Dear Mike Flynn & Mike Flynn Jr., What goes around COMETS around. And given your pizza obsession..."
12. American Should've Listened
With every passing day of the Trump administration, more and more of Clinton's warnings are proven true.
13. A Little Salty
Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 7, 2017
Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can't talk about that)
Past the point of hiding her annoyance in this one.
People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2017
After a campaign of struggling (and failing) to diffuse an array of scandals, it would be thoroughly unsurprising to learn that Clinton feels amused by Trump's struggles with his own never-ending list of scandals.
15. And, Of Course...
Second to her post-concession speech tweet offering words of empowerment to little girls, this is Clinton's most popular tweet, and it's easy to see why. It's as if this was the moment she (or the staffer who wrote the tweet) reached the point of no return and could no longer pretend that having a discourse with Trump would lead anywhere productive.
Rest assured the Trump administration will be providing Clinton with endless tweet material for years to come.