Hillary Clinton has finally unleashed her “secret weapon” on the campaign trail, and where her “Hispandering” list of ways she was like your abuela was a huge backfire, husband Bill showed that he was the cool grandpa of the family, declaring, for example, that he likes the young people in the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) January 4, 2016
Bill Clinton in NH: "I like all those young people in #blacklivesmatter"
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) January 4, 2016
— Sweetness (@606Sweetness) January 4, 2016
“Abuela” Hillary’s outreach to black voters has been shaky at best. Her first faux pas was saying that “all lives matter” while speaking in a black church, which angered quite a large number on Twitter; Clinton superfan Donna Brazile stepped in to tell the #BlackLivesMatter crowd to “stop hating” on Hillary.
Clinton finally held her first meeting with a handful of #BlackLivesMatter protesters who showed up too late to a campaign event and found themselves locked out by the Secret Service. Clinton graciously gave them 15 minutes of her time in a closed-door meeting afterward.
Clinton’s most recent blunder was her Kwanzaa wish, for which her staff again resorted to some shameless pandering and changed her Twitter avatar to resemble a kinara, or candle holder.
Is it possible that Bill Clinton can smooth things over with the black community? He likes #BlackLivesMatter, but he also respects the police.
"I like all those young people in Black Lives Matter. I think what they're saying is important." – @billclinton
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) January 4, 2016
— Christopher Mahoney (@christophermah3) January 4, 2016
— Lee Williams (@demisaysstuff) January 4, 2016
— Aidyn (@Aidyn__) January 4, 2016
— claudiaalick (@claudiaalick) January 5, 2016
— erbody's grandma (@FRANI20) January 5, 2016
— Dylan of the North (@rocknroll_2) January 4, 2016
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 4, 2016
— Joe Haisley (@JoeHaisley) January 4, 2016
Better yet …
Today in 1989 The Arsenio Hall Show debuts. Bill Clinton later earns the black vote. pic.twitter.com/Ng7ATHRXzd
— Steven James (@TheLaunchMag) January 3, 2016