Hillary Clinton with her book, "What Happened"

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Hillary Clinton’s new book title is getting laughed off of Twitter

Her book title was maybe not the best choice.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Published Jul 27, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:35 pm CDT

What happened in the run-up to President Donald Trump has been debated so much online that the phrase “relitigating the 2016 election” is now a permanent fixture of the Twitter discussion.

You’d think it couldn’t be argued any further, but the conversation is getting one more voice. Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, is writing a memoir of her campaign, due out in September. While we don’t yet know what it will say, she is promising an unguarded look.

“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.”

Today, the title of it was released, along with the above quote, from the book’s introduction. It’s called What Happened.

What happened is it got memed. Some felt that the title didn’t properly convey the befuddlement that the nation felt.

But really, the online right reacted with glee, because they knew exactly what happened. Hillary lost, and there is never a bad time in their eyes for them to bring that up.






Actor James Woods, a vocal conservative, was truly enjoying it.

As for the left, since they couldn’t really add anything (because their side did lose), they just pared the cover up with Fred Willard’s character from A Mighty Wind, where he has a very similar catchphrase.



That sure does sum it up.

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*First Published: Jul 27, 2017, 11:14 am CDT