People have been taking to Twitter en masse to tell Hillary Clinton to button it.
#STFUHillary was the second most trending US hashtag on the platform – rivalled only by #UFC250 – on Sunday morning.
It appears that the trend took off after some self-described Bernie Sanders supporters came by a Friday tweet by the Los Angeles Times, which brought up Clinton’s past scathing comments about the Vermont senator.
In Hulu’s docuseries ‘Hillary’, which premiered in January, the former secretary of state criticised Sanders as a “career politician”, claiming that “nobody likes” him and that he “got nothing done” during his years in Congress.
The comments sparked a controversy, given that Sanders was a front-runner in the presidential race at the time, but Clinton stood by them.
She told in an interview to the LA Times that Sanders supporters were being “relentless” and “ruthless” toward her and her camp four years ago, and accused the senator of turning a blind eye to their aggression.
Given Hillary’s own patchy record with the DNC – including a virtual takeover of the committee ahead of the 2016 election and her getting town hall topics in advance of debates – many Twitter users erupted in anger yet again.
#STFUHillary— Pat the Independent. #BlackLivesMatter🌹🦺 (@PatTheBerner) June 7, 2020
Trump was literally selected by Hillary's campaign to be her opponent, then she colluded with the media to make it happen. This isn't a conspiracy theory, it's well documented as the "Pied Piper" plan. Hillary is why we have Trump.
1000 times over #STFUHillary
When is Hillary Clinton going to accept that no one likes her and she will never be President? #STFUHillary— Sharika Soal (@SharikaSoal84) June 7, 2020
the fact that #STFUHillary is trending shows that america can only agree on the fact that hilldawg is an insufferable hag— marcus (@marcuscoook) June 7, 2020
Who cares? #STFUHillary is the best twitter trend yet. Maybe 2020 is on a comeback!— free cat (@mc93823939) June 7, 2020
#STFUHillary is trending and I love it so much!!! Finally people are tired of hearing from her as much as I am!— Andrea Dyce 🇺🇸 (@Dycegirl15) June 7, 2020
Some Clinton fans, however, blamed the new usettling Twitter trend on Bernie bros.
#STFUHillary is trending because it’s all Sanders supporters have left after their candidate failed twice.— personal chef to ANTIFA (@vicsepulveda) June 7, 2020
They are bitter and want to help elect Trump, again.
Clinton has largely remained on the sidelines of this year’s election cycle and is yet to issue an endorsement despite Joe Biden having all but secured the Democratic nomination.
The former First Lady is currently involved in a legal fight with conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, who are seeking to have her testify in person about her use of a private server for official business as Secretary of State, a scandal that dogged her 2016 campaign. Clinton this week lost an appeal and was ordered to testify in September.