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Two-time Democratic presidential loser Hillary Clinton was roasted anew Thursday online, the anniversary of what has to be the most embarrassing tweet of her political life.
On Oct. 26, 2016, Clinton posted a photo of herself as a child with the caption: “Happy birthday to this future president.”
Happy 7th anniversary of never being POTUS.
— JWF (@JammieWF) October 26, 2023
While the post at the time garnered quite a bit of opposition, X users continued to ridicule her over the post and did so again this year.
“Happy 7th anniversary of never being POTUS,” one user wrote on Thursday.
“This never gets old,” said another user.
“And never will be,” wrote another.
“Bless your heart,” conservative activist Scott Pressler wrote this year.
— Donna Marie (@sabback) October 26, 2023
“Definitely did NOT age well. Thank GOD for that,” said another user, denoting this year’s anniversary of the tweet.
Hillary hasn’t had much fun elsewhere in her public life recently, either, as she was shouted down by an audience member at a Columbia University event earlier this week.
The heckler lambasted Clinton at an event called “Making Human Rights Come Alive: The UDHR at 75.” Michelle Bachelet, Allida Black, Frank Mugisha, and Maria Ressa were also on stage with the former first lady to discuss the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, according to Mediaite.
The heckler repeatedly denounced President Joe Biden over his call to provide $100 billion in taxpayer dollars to Taiwan, Israel, and Ukraine while pressing “Hillary Rodham Clinton to denounce the president openly war mongering, suicidal, any idiotic speech.”
The two repeatedly talked over each other, and at one point, Clinton said she’d be glad to discuss the heckler’s viewpoints after the event, which did not mollify him because he didn’t believe her. She also repeatedly implored him to “sit down.”
“This is free speech! Everyone has everything. That is not free speech. This is people constructing narratives that are openly hypocritical. I’m sorry,” he said in response.
Hillary “Killary” Clinton Gets Confronted Over Funding for Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine – the Audience Member Argues the US is Hurtling Towards WWIII 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/R19uv8hZVu
— Ryan sikorski (@Ryansikorski10) October 24, 2023
She was also criticized earlier this month after she claimed that Americans who support the man who vanquished her — former President Donald Trump — need to be “de-programmed,” evoking language many critics likened to that of Soviet-era gulags for political opponents of the regime.
In a video clip posted online, Clinton was discussing how many Republicans sided with Democrats on a short-term continuing resolution last week to keep the government funded for another 45 days.
“You saw the number of Republicans who voted along with Democrats to keep the government open, so there’s clearly a common sense, sane part of the Republican caucus in the House. But I think they are intimidated,” she began in the clip.
“They oftentimes, you know, say and do things which they know better than to say or do, and it will require us defeating those most extreme measures and the people who promote them in order to try to get to some common ground where people can again work together,” she added, noting that in the past, there were “bitter battles” over issues but no “extremism.”
“That’s the way it used to be. I mean, we had very strong partisans in both parties in the past, and we had very bitter battles over all kinds of things: gun control, and climate change, and the economy, and taxes. But there wasn’t this little tail of extremism wagging the dog of the Republican Party as it is today,” she said, bringing Trump into the picture.
“And sadly, so many of those extremists, those MAGA extremists, take their marching orders from Donald Trump, who has no credibility left by any measure. He’s only in it for himself,” she said.
“He’s now defending himself in civil actions and criminal actions, and when do they break with him? You know, because at some point, you know, maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members. But something needs to happen,” she added.