Hillary Clinton shot back at President Trump over a mean-spirited tweet mocking her decision not to run in 2020, posting a GIF of a scene from the 2004 teen comedy in which 'mean girl' Regina George, played by Rachel McAdams, tells Lindsay Lohan's character Cady Heron about her friend's "obsession" with her.
The slam, posted following a sarcastic tweet by President Donald Trump in which he marked his faux disappointment about not being able to run against Clinton again in 2020, sparked a storm of hilarious twitter commentary.
“(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House.” Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 5 марта 2019 г.
Some jokers attempted to explain to Clinton why "obsession with a rival" was "a good thing," while others warned that the internet should prepare for a barrage of GIF tweets by Trump, once he learned how to make them. Others shot back with gifs of their own, or asked Clinton how long it took her image handlers to come up with the Mean Girls response.
Hillary, obsession with a rival is a good thing. I’m a youth football coaching legend, and I once got a rival coach fired from his job by falsely accusing him of embezzlement and drinking on the job.— Three Year Letterman (@3YearLetterman) 5 марта 2019 г.
How many focus groups did you run before your managers gave your intern the approval to tweet this?— Nuance Bro (@NuanceBro) 6 марта 2019 г.
Trump is desperately trying to figure out how to tweet out GIFs… that will take him 6 months at least— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) 5 марта 2019 г.
Some urged Clinton to "please stop" with her tweeting, while others reminded her that she, a career politician, lost the 2016 race to "Celeb Apprentice" Trump.
Please stop— Barstool News Network (@BarstoolNewsN) 5 марта 2019 г.
We sent the reason to you in an email…..🤷🏼♂️— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) 6 марта 2019 г.
To whomever posted this gif (perhaps that Parkhomenko weirdo): your boss lost blue states and a layup GE to Celeb Apprentice. It's the most humiliating thing that has happened to anyone in pol history. How are you not too ashamed to go in public, talk politics, or post this stuff pic.twitter.com/eIgE9RSQAr— Thomas! (@Thomasurlatoile) 5 марта 2019 г.
Clinton's supporters claimed Trump's "obsession" was the result of his losing the popular vote or, while on the opposite end of the spectrum, the president's supporters said his fixation was based on a desire to see Clinton in jail.
Because he didn't win the popular vote. pic.twitter.com/lgWVMeFG8S— Elizabeth McLib (@ElizabethMcLib) 6 марта 2019 г.
We are obsessed. Obsessed with wanting JUSTICE! Criminals shouldn't walk free because of how much money and power they have. You'll find out soon enough. We are coming for you. pic.twitter.com/9WM42MbkDU— Clifton Shepherd (@CliffShep) 6 марта 2019 г.
You are still giving reasons why you lost the election of 2016 and it’s 2019, when you can’t accept people just didn’t want you to be President. Maybe if you would stop your loser tour finally be woukd stop talking about you. pic.twitter.com/hWPaa8u6eQ— LoDuv👑 (@LoDuv_) 6 марта 2019 г.
Clinton formally declared that she would not be running in 2020 on Monday following months of speculation that the former secretary of state, senator and first lady would make a third run after losing to Trump in 2016 and Barack Obama in the Democratic primaries in 2008.