The former Democratic presidential nominee has repeatedly cited "Russian meddling" as the main reason why she lost the presidential race; but when she described it is as "cyber 9/11 in the sense it was an attack on our instititions" she definitely crossed the line, based upon the reaction in social media.
Fox News contributor Andrew Lawrence said on Twitter that it is "disgusting" to compare election meddling allegations to a tragedy that claimed thousands of lives.
I’m disgusted. Hillary Clinton compared Russian cyber hacking to 9/11. Losing an election doesn’t equate the loss of American life on 9/11!— Andrew L. Lawrence (@youngagop) 17 октября 2017 г.
Twitter users fiercely criticized Clinton’s remark, calling her "offensive," "disgraceful," "stupid" etc.
.@HillaryClinton A Cyber 9-11. You’ve got to be the most despicable, self centered woman in US History. How dare you dishonor America?— Couch Tater (@TussahawTess) 17 октября 2017 г.
Hillary Clinton is truly incapable of empathy or compassion. The fact she compares her election loss to 9/11 is disgusting and pathetic. https://t.co/9MOA0Qk2Jc— Sam Roberts (@RealSamRoberts) 17 октября 2017 г.
Hillary and others should stop comparing anything to 9/11. It's offensive. @HillaryClinton— 🌹MaybeMonroe🌹 (@MaybeMonroe) 16 октября 2017 г.
I'm sure 9/11 families will love seeing their profound tragedy compared to a feeble, political blamegame.— elaine layabout (@elainelayabout) 16 октября 2017 г.
Go away @HillaryClinton. Just GO.
Some also pointed out that the Russian meddling allegations are fake.
Hillary Clinton is shameless. Now she compares the Russian election hacking hoax to 9/11…— Politics4US (@NJConservative_) 16 октября 2017 г.
@HillaryClinton dared to compare the fake Russian interference with her campaign to 9/11!!!— Tonya Justice (@Teijhalo) 17 октября 2017 г.
During her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton made numerous claims about Russia’s attempts to meddle in the electoral process in order to damage her chance for presidency.
In her recently released book "What Happened," Clinton has once again claimed that the Kremlin and so-called "Russian hackers" are to blame for her defeat in the US election. Moscow had repeatedly denied the claims of Russia's alleged interference in the US election, calling them "absurd" and aimed at distracting the public’s attention from pressing domestic issues.