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.
All that’s left now is to lean back, seamlessly integrate them into a tweet, hit send, and watch the favorites roll in…
Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 16, 2018
Hillary Clinton went there, and Twitter was lit with sarcasm over the reaching, clunky half-joke from the former secretary of state.
Holy fuck that’s good.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 16, 2018
OMG! I'm DEAD!
She is my everything https://t.co/lU4ctFzkr5
— Tom D'Angora (@TomDangora) July 16, 2018
Holy mother of shade https://t.co/l9zSygk4ta
— Just Jon Ott (@OriginalJLP) July 16, 2018
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.
1st degree burn https://t.co/XHPFViqIqQ
— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) July 16, 2018
It was also fodder for right-wingers, who love nothing more than to get worked up over Clinton not being president.
Given you, Hillary, paid $12 million dollars to Christopher Steele for a dossier full of Kremlin propaganda, we all KNOW whose team you play for. https://t.co/hqkVrRcD0B
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) July 16, 2018
Some also thought the “team” part of Clinton’s tweet was a veiled dig at homosexuality.
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) July 16, 2018
Of all the things this tweet was, it probably wasn’t that.