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Hilary Clinton’s anti-Trump, pro-World Cup tweet is all over the place

It backfired.

 

David Covucci

Tech

Published Jul 16, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 11:06 am CDT

A couple of big things happened on planet Earth this weekend. France took down Croatia in the World Cup, the quadrennial soccer tour that captivates the globe, and President Donald Trump threatened NATO members, the long-standing military alliance that protects liberal democracy around the globe.

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All that’s left now is to lean back, seamlessly integrate them into a tweet, hit send, and watch the favorites roll in…

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Hillary Clinton went there, and Twitter was lit with sarcasm over the reaching, clunky half-joke from the former secretary of state.

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But there was some earnest love for it, too, because if there’s one thing we learned in 2016, it’s that some people really do love the “slay Mom” persona Clinton adopted online.

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It was also fodder for right-wingers, who love nothing more than to get worked up over Clinton not being president.

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Some also thought the “team” part of Clinton’s tweet was a veiled dig at homosexuality.

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Of all the things this tweet was, it probably wasn’t that.

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*First Published: Jul 16, 2018, 8:41 am CDT