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#HillarySoQualified Hashtag Became an Object of Ridicule

© AP Photo / Evan VucciDemocratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton recently launched a #HillarySoQualified hashtag campaign following accusations by Bernie Sanders of the ex-state Secretary’s incompetence. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as planned.

Internet users considered the hashtag to be a great target for jeers and turned to recalling Clinton's failures throughout her career in numerous mocking tweets.


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The former Secretary of State's Democratic rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders triggered the hashtag campaign by calling Clinton incompetent at a rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

"I don't think that you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super-PAC," the Senator said. "I don't think you are qualified if you voted for the disastrous war in Iraq. I don't think you're qualified if you supported almost every disastrous trade agreement."

The supporters' attempt to stand up for Clinton using the #HillarySoQualified  hashtag played out badly. Twitter exploded with mockery addressed to the Democratic front-runner.


"Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Jimmy #Carter hints at #HillarySoQualified reckless, self-serving and disastrous record", Bill Kenneke tweeted, implying Carter's comment that Clinton "took very little action to bring about peace".

Sanders later explained that his remarks were just a response to Clinton's aggressive attempts to "disqualify" him.

The run to determine the Democratic and Republican nominees for the US presidential election is underway.

According to a CNN-ORC International poll, 51 percent of Democratic Party members currently support Hillary Clinton, while 44 percent back Bernie Sanders.

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