The hashtag #DropOutHillary calls out Clinton on various points of contention in regards to her past actions and current words.
Savage almost doesn’t cut it when it comes to the trending hashtag #DropOutHillary and the tweets that Twitter users have been unleashing against the Democratic frontrunner.
Following her upsetting loss in Indiana to Bernie Sanders, hundreds of thousands of tweets took over Twitter giving reasons for Hillary to drop out of the race. Many of the tweets were from women and people of color, which is traditionally the demographic of voters that vote for Clinton.
In a tweet from @DarianPezik, the twitter user compared Clinton to Nixon, the only president to have resigned in the history of the United States. Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate Scandal was investigated and he would have certainly been impeached and removed from office because he deleted about eight minutes worth of audio recordings that revealed his involvement. Clinton, on the other hand, deleted over 30,000 emails from her personal server, which she shouldn’t have been using in the first place, and is still running for president. @CrispinGram made the same comparison and added that she didn’t want the first female president to be remembered as a “crook.”
A Sanders supporter @NCForBernie referenced Clinton’s ties to corrupt politicians, such as Sheldon Silver, former Assembly Speaker, who was also a former superdelegate supporting Clinton. Silver was sentenced to prison for 12 years for corruption, money laundering, and extortion. Another user @JuddCM called out Clinton for her admiration of Henry Kissinger, a former Secretary of State who was accused of committing war crimes during his tenure.
One general accusation that Clinton has faced is that she is wildly inconsistent, and @WindyDane pointed this out by taking a screenshot of all the times Clinton “misspoke.” She suggests that the former First Lady’s policy stances are always changing, not because the Democratic frontrunner is changing but because she’s lying to win votes.
It’s possible that the harshest tweets referenced Clinton’s successful defense of a child rapist when she was 27. The accused rapist was facing 30 years to life in prison, but Clinton had his sentence reduced to just one year in jail and four years of probation. She was recorded laughing about how she went about practically freeing the rapist.
Though some users called out the #DropOutHillary tweets as being sexist, Twitter users had a response for that too.
Hillary Clinton has some tough battles coming up in Guam and West Virginia, and if she loses those along with Indiana, there’s a chance that the hashtag could surge again on Twitter.
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