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Hillary Clinton didn’t mention Harambe in her acceptance speech and Twitter isn’t happy

Not a single mention.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 29, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 9:15 am CDT

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.

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.

Don’t lose hope just yet. If Clinton wins in November, she’ll have another four years to bring up Harambe in a speech.

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*First Published: Jul 29, 2016, 11:59 am CDT