Hillary Clinton's Barcelona Statement Subtly Mentioned Charlottesville & Twitter Loves It
On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton tweeted a response to Barcelona's terror attack, which left 13 people dead and over 100 others injured earlier in the day. In her statement, she offered support for everyone affected by the violence, but also took things a step further by urging the nation, and the world, to "stand against terror wherever it strikes."
Given that the United States was rattled by a domestic terror incident just a few days ago, it can definitely be argued that Clinton's statement sends a strong message to the nation about how to move forward after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Barcelona, you have our resolve and support in the face of this cowardly attack. We stand together against terrorism wherever it strikes.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 17, 2017
On Tuesday, President Trump gave a press conference that focused on the events in Charlottesville, and rather than offer a message of unity, he continued to suggest that the tragedy was the result of violence from "both sides," and not white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Naturally, Twitter was quick to point out the differences between the two statements. Here are some of the most interesting responses:
Take Notes, Trump
President Clinton sent a heartfelt and strengthening tweet. Truly Presidential of her. God bless President Clinton & God bless the USA.— Audrey Carter (@mehnotdead) August 17, 2017
A True Leader
Now here's a presidential response. You're a true leader Mrs. Clinton!— Ashton (@AshtonBrown18) August 17, 2017
I See What You Did There
Hindsight is Hillary 2020— Jessika Jayne (@Defend_Reality) August 17, 2017
No Agenda Here
Such a sad day. Thanks for making the statement without using it for your political benefit like Trump did.— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) August 17, 2017
She Continues To Endure
Beautiful leader whom worked for all of us for so long whom has endured more vile falsehoods and pain than any human should ever have to.— Phyllis (@phyllissharp54) August 17, 2017
Strength And Compassion
You will always be our Madam President. Thank you for your words of strength and compassion, Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton.— Maggie Klaus 🍩 (@Maggie_Klaus) August 17, 2017
Strength In Unity
Stronger together!— T.C (@TeeCee_85) August 17, 2017
The Most Inspiring GIF
Thank you for always being a true leader in compassion.— PerSisterBK 🥀 (@BklynDin) August 17, 2017
A Source Of Comfort
Thank you, Hillary. It is comforting to know that you are here with us. Please help us stay sane through this tragic presidency.— Terri George (@TerriGeorge18) August 17, 2017
Class And Intellect Still Exist?
Wow. Class and intellect. Imagine that. After the last 7 months, I almost did not recognize them.— Lori Rose Bebko (@_TorpedoGirl_) August 17, 2017
The Phrase That Never Gets Old
nothing but respect for MY president— danika 🏳️🌈 (@nasty_danika) August 17, 2017
The Leader We Need
Thank you for being a leader that we need right now.— Ryan Graney (@RyanEGraney) August 17, 2017
Maybe This Is Just A Dream
Please wake me up and you're really our President.— AE Lumby (@ae_lumby) August 17, 2017
Simple But Powerful
We need your leadership.— Boston Jimmy (@jim72182) August 17, 2017
A Strange World
Thank you for your stalwart leadership and endless patience with the strange world we find ourselves in now.— Eleanor (@edabny54) August 17, 2017
It Certainly Is Hard
Thank you, Hillary, for being the voice that this country needs. It's hard knowing how different things would've been with you as POTUS.— Kristi Reich (@KristiReich1) August 17, 2017
In light of the recent terror attacks, both at home and abroad, it's clear that what our country needs is strong, compassionate leadership. Let's hope Trump takes note of Clinton's tweet and starts taking steps toward uniting, not dividing, the country.