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Hillary Clinton joins Instagram

41,000 followers await selfies, first #TBT.


Kasia Pilat


Posted on Jun 10, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 3:07 pm CDT

With @POTUS finally getting his own Twitter account, it was only a matter of time before presidential hopefuls vying for world domination in 2016 branched out on social media, too. In the latest addition to active politicians participating in the social mediasphere, Hillary Clinton has joined Instagram under @HillaryClinton. We’re just shocked that the handle was still available.

Considering where we are in the electoral cycle, joining Instagram is clearly a tactical move for Clinton and her team, though only time will tell what that tactic is, exactly. So far the only clues we’ve got to go on are Clinton’s bio, which reads “Doting grandmother, among other things. #Hillary2016,” and two posts. The first shows a hanging rack of suits, neatly organized into red, white, and blue.

So, if we get all Harriet the Spy on the above Insta-clues, Clinton’s social team seems to be taking aim at… Dear old nanas with a Dem-voting lean? Feisty, fashion-forward ladies who vote? Female boxers? Whatever the intended audience, one thing’s for sure: If Clinton thinks picking out a pantsuit is tough, just wait till she encounters all of those new Insta filters.

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*First Published: Jun 10, 2015, 6:13 pm CDT