Evidently, Hillary Clinton fancies herself a comedian. Except she’s about as funny as a root canal. This time, she took a fake letter from President John F. Kennedy to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to mock President Trump’s recent letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Twitter trolling quickly blew up in Clinton’s face, with commentators across the political spectrum suggesting the former secretary of state shouldn’t take to Twitter trolling.
Not only that, but Clinton’s team swiped the joke, without attribution, from a segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that aired this past Wednesday night. Nice plagiarism there… wonder what Kimmel thought of it. Clinton was mocked ruthlessly on Twitter for this and rightly so. No one is even sure what to make of Clinton over the last few days. First, she gets into it with Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein calling them Russian assets. Now, she’s stealing jokes and making a very poor attempt at trolling Trump. Just pathetic.
From Fox News:
“Dear Premier Kruschev,” the mock letter “from the archives” during the Cuban Missile Crisis began, “Don’t be a d–k, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba. … Give you a jingle later. Hugs.”
“In his Oct. 9 letter to Erdoğan, first obtained by the Fox Business Network’s Trish Regan, Trump adopted a similarly familiar tone.
“Let’s work out a good deal!” Trump began. “You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy – and I will. I’ve already given you a little sample with respect to Pastor Brunson.” Brunson was held as a prisoner in Turkey for two years before the Trump administration secured his release.
“Trump continued: “Don’t let the world down. … History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool. I will call you later.”
Found in the archives… pic.twitter.com/iFFeqloYHM
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2019
“Sources close to Erdoğan told the BBC Thursday that the Turkish strongman “thoroughly rejected” the letter. Erdoğan reportedly took the letter warning against being a “fool” and tossed it “in the bin,” the sources said.
“But, Clinton’s jab itself inspired a slew of mockery — including a post that highlighted Clinton’s October 2016 tweet, featuring a photo of herself as a little girl with the caption: “Happy birthday to this future president.”
“The Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy flagged that the letter had appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler remarked dryly, “Sometimes silence is golden.”
EXCLUSIVE: I have obtained a copy of @realDonaldTrump’s letter to #Erdogan. @POTUS warns him to not “be a tough guy! Don’t be a fool!” Says he could destroy Turkey’s economy if #Syria is not resolved in a humane way. Details tonight at 8pm #TrishRegan #FoxBusiness pic.twitter.com/9BoSGlbRyt
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) October 16, 2019
“Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser Lara Trump earlier this month welcomed a possible Clinton presidential run in 2020, saying she was confident the president would defeat Clinton again.
“First of all, I just want to double down on the president and say if Hillary Clinton would like round two with Donald Trump, please let’s do that,” the wife of the president’s son Eric Trump said on “Hannity.”
“I would love to see a ’round two’ between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton because I think we all remember, Sean, not too long ago, all the media said that she was going to be the next president. We see Donald Trump in the White House now.”
Found in the archives pic.twitter.com/N11L7jPDir
— sharia board 👳🏻♂️👻🎃 (@SirajAHashmi) October 20, 2019
“Clinton herself had sparked a wave of speculation about a possible run with a pointed Oct. 8 tweet.
“I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,” the president wrote. “Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting ‘C’ Subpoena!”
“Don’t tempt me. Do your job,” Clinton wrote back.”
Sometimes silence is golden https://t.co/1SkSbzJKIM
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 20, 2019
No one, even on Clinton’s side of the aisle, thought that Twitter trolling like this was a good move. Even the Washington Post Fact Checker told her to knock it off in the nicest way possible. That won’t work… Hillary is far too arrogant and dense to ever just quit when she’s way behind like this.
“Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler said, “Sometimes silence is golden.”
“I can’t believe we all have to be alive during such a stupid time,” another person, a Politico reporter, responded.
“Columnist Josh Barro asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to “do something about this.”
“Come on. Stop. As Igor quotes good Dad in Young Frankenstein, ‘What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don’t you get out of there and give someone else a chance?'” another person responded.
“Not only does she lack a sense of humor, but @HillaryClinton has just linked Trump & Kennedy,” another person responded.
“can you please just go back to the woods,” another critic replied.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 20, 2019
This whole attempt at humor and trolling is just bizarre. And Clinton is terrible at it.
Americans really despise Hillary Clinton and she’s not helping herself here. And I wonder if this was a way to distract from the beating she’s taking from Tulsi Gabbard currently. Hillary really should go back to the woods and just keep on walkin’ and leave trolling to the experts like President Trump.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 20, 2019
I can't believe we all have to be alive during such a stupid time https://t.co/CpClF6TvB0
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) October 20, 2019
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) October 20, 2019
Wipe the server with a cloth? pic.twitter.com/83HLzwSuZY
— Rich Weinstein (@phillyrich1) October 20, 2019
Found in the archives pic.twitter.com/FgDzo7QBfn
— MonstersMash (@cachosmash) October 20, 2019
Not found in the archives 33,000 emails about "yoga" that were under Congressional Subpoena. https://t.co/hqQOmCBR6r
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) October 20, 2019
omg Trump tweets doctored letter from JFK. Like Stalin, he's re-writing history. Join us on CNN as we ask a bunch of hysterics to react to this latest example of Trump's fascism and disregard for truth. https://t.co/B946wjJzW5
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) October 20, 2019