Hillary Clinton went for Donald Trump in her historic acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night as she officially became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party.
During her time on stage, Clinton covered a lot of ground. Trump attacks aside, she discussed gun control, women’s rights and LGBT rights, the economy, making college affordable, mental health care, systematic racism, ISIS, and she even worked in a Hamilton reference. But some people watching at home noticed at least one important topic missing from Clinton’s speech.
What about Harambe?
While some held out hope, Clinton’s speech didn’t include a single mention of Harambe, the beloved gorilla who became a Weird Twitter meme after his death in May.
Hillary needs to mention Harambe in her speech tonight if she wants Independents and moderate Republicans to vote for her.— David Block (@davidraider88) July 29, 2016
Hillary speech is almost over. Not a single mention of Harambe. #DemsInPhilly— #JeSuisS&P500 (@ProfJeffJarviss) July 29, 2016
Hillary throwing shots at twitter users earlier in her speech gonna cost her votes unless she works Harambe into it— Superkick Paulty (@paulbensonsucks) July 29, 2016
Harambe’s presence Thursday night was sorely lacking. But soon enough, people started to tweet fake Clinton speech quotes with Harambe to make him part of the historic night.
I like to imagine Hillary just made the funniest Harambe joke known to mankind pic.twitter.com/ukGc1wSESU— (((Ian Phillips))) (@IanReelDeal) July 29, 2016
Publicly encouraging all my friends to vote for hillary while secretly writing in harambe on election day to ease my guilty conscience— kai (@plantblogger) July 29, 2016
Don’t lose hope just yet. If Clinton wins in November, she’ll have another four years to bring up Harambe in a speech.