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This Hillary Clinton birthday tweet is giving everyone 2016 flashbacks

The last time she made a similar tweet, it did not end well.

Oct 20, 2020, 2:42 pm

Tech

Mikael Thalen 

Mikael Thalen

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is getting mocked online after sending out a tweet that is suspiciously similar to one she made almost exactly four years ago.

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On Tuesday, Clinton wished a happy birthday to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate.

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"In two weeks, we could call this birthday girl Madam Vice President," Clinton tweeted alongside a link to a voter registration site.

But the tweet was eerily similar to one made in 2016, when Clinton wished herself a happy birthday before calling herself the "future president" on Oct. 26, 2016.

As you're likely aware, Clinton did not win the 2016 presidential election.

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Twitter users were quick to remind Clinton of her previous remark. Conservatives argued that the tweet could be a harbinger of things to come.

"Almost four years to the day," @neontaster said.

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Some even referred to the tweet as "The Birthday Curse," arguing that Clinton was sabotaging Biden's prospects as a result.

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Not only was Clinton's comment labeled a curse, others went as far as to describe her well wishes as a "kiss of death."

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"I am having so much 2016 déjà vu right now," @Anthony_Koch added. "Why would you tweet this? Bad mojo. Maybe I'm too superstitious."

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A large number of users also flooded Clinton's post with the infamous Newsweek magazine cover prematurely heralding her as "Madam President."

"Siri, show me somebody who's hilariously learned nothing in 4 years," @NextLAMayor joked.

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It wasn't long before the thread was flooded with memes as well.

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Although countless polls show Biden leading over Trump, many aren't willing to declare victory just yet given the exact same thing happened in 2016.

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2020, 2:42 pm