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    The former secretary of state will be the university’s 11th chancellor and the first woman to hold this position. The chairman of the university's governing senate said Mrs Clinton will be an inspirational model for the Queen’s community.

    Social media users  have ridiculed Hillary Clinton for being appointed chancellor at Queen’s University in Belfast (QUB). On 2 January, the university announced that it had appointed the 2008 and 2016 presidential candidate to a five-year term, which begins immediately. "Secretary Clinton has made a considerable contribution to Northern Ireland and as an internationally recognised leader will be an incredible advocate for Queen’s”, said Stephen Prenter chairman of the university’s governing senate.

    ​The announcement has caused a flood of comments with people questioning the university’s decision

    ​Some users presumed that Clinton received an honorary degree for corruption apparently alluding to allegations of financial misconduct at the Clinton Foundation.

    ​Others suggested that the degree had been bestowed for cybersecurity and military security, referring to Clinton’s use of a private server for communication during her tenure as secretary of state and attack on a US diplomatic compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi in 2012 resulting in the death of US ambassador Cristopher Stevens and three other US officials. Clinton and her department were blamed for security lapses.

    ​Some users expressed condolences and even “prayed” for the country

    ​Others drew comparison to Sheev Palpantine, the villan in Star Wars, who served as the supreme chancellor of the Galactic Republic

    ​It's 2020, but the allegations that the Clintons killed disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, still continue. Bill Clinton is said to have travelled on Epstein’s private plane, dubbed the Lolita express, where victims of Epstein claim they were raped by the banker and his powerful friends.

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    money laundering, corruption, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland
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