A self-professed “unbelievably enthusiastic” Hillary Clinton supporter leapt to the Democratic hopeful’s defense on Twitter Wednesday after rival Bernie Sanders said she was not “qualified” to be president.
Kim Frederick, 37, got the hashtag #HillarySoQualified trending on Wednesday, starting with the tweet: “#HillarySoQualified she got 8M children insured while you renamed two post office boxes. #ImWithHer.”
Clinton backers followed suit but it wasn’t long before Sanders supporters took over the hashtag to criticize the former secretary of state.
The latest Clinton social media fail comes after Sanders told supporters in Philadelphia Wednesday that the former secretary of state was not fit to be president. “She has been saying lately that she thinks I am quote-unquote not qualified to be president,” he said, according to The Washington Post. “Let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton, I don’t believe that she is qualified if she is through her super PAC taking tens of millions of dollars in special-interest money. I don’t think you are qualified if you get $15 million through Wall Street for your super PAC.”
Frederick bemoaned the fact that Clinton social media pushes tend to get hijacked, telling the Post, “Any time a Hillary Clinton hashtag gets started, in the beginning it’s going to be our stuff. Whenever it starts to trend, we own it for five, 10 minutes, and then these Bernie tots come in and start trying to take it over.”
But Clinton is still bringing some people together on social media – including actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Sarah Paulson, who squeezed into one “Yaaas, Hillary!” T-shirt for a photo showing their support for the Democratic hopeful.
What could go wrong with the hashtag #twoheadsforhillary?