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Jill Stein endorses her own dank memes

She's got Weird Twitter on her side.

Feb 29, 2020, 1:06 am*

Internet Culture

 

Michelle Jaworski

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is shedding some light on her own dank memes. Stein, who was virtually tied with a meme in a recent, actual poll, discovered Jill Stein dank memes and she (or the staff members who run her Twitter account) got such a kick out of them that she had to pass them along.

Clinton gave her stamp of approval on “Texts From Hillary” four years ago and effectively killed the meme, but now meme endorsement is the best thing someone running for office can do. After all, it’s now the media—and not the candidate—that kill memes.

@DankJillMemes, which calls itself the “Sister account to the Jill Stein Dank Meme Stash on Facebook,” has only been online for a little more than two weeks, but it’s already posting plenty of memes to its growing list of followers.

Some of them attack Trump, but Stein’s dank memes are mostly directed toward Clinton.

Seriously, tho. What is she campaigning on? #JillNotHill #NeverHillary #Demexit #JillStein #JillStein2016 pic.twitter.com/SETKo51OA4

— Jill Dank (@DankJillMemes) August 27, 2016

Make ’em feel your absence! #demexit #NeverHillary #NeverHillaryOrTrump #JillStein #JillNotHill #ItsInOurHands pic.twitter.com/Lr3kV8K5Gx

— Jill Dank (@DankJillMemes) August 27, 2016

It even invoked political rival and meme Harambe in the process.

#JillNotHill #HarambeIsBack pic.twitter.com/NcaJKNRh69

— Jill Dank (@DankJillMemes) August 27, 2016

She’s not at 15 percent just yet but she could possibly win over the Weird Twitter and Facebook vote—and thus turn her chance to debate into a meme-able appearance.

Jill is definitely the dankest presidential candidate! #dank #ItsInOurHands #JillStein2016 #NeverHillary pic.twitter.com/HAC0PbGlzd

— Jill Dank (@DankJillMemes) August 27, 2016

Between Stein’s love of her own dank memes, Pepe the Frog’s presence at a recent Hillary Clinton rally, and the real-life shout out for the “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer” meme, 2016 may very well become the dank meme election.

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*First Published: Aug 28, 2016, 12:03 pm

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and TV/film critic at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has covered everything from the Sundance Film Festival, NYFF, and Tribeca to New York Comic Con and Con of Thrones. She is based in Brooklyn.

Michelle Jaworski