Candidate Hillary Clinton and President Obama might disagree on his success as a job creator, but she was apparently impressed with his commencement speech at Rutgers, and one line in particular.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 16, 2016
It’s not certain, then, if Clinton is just being the person top aide Huma Abedin described as “often confused” or she’s just ignorant of history.
In either case, Clinton hopped on the Hamilton hype train and praised Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton as politicians who worked together despite a mutual dislike, creating a government that is the envy of the world — and that her former boss felt he had to fundamentally transform.
Thanks to the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton is a hot property, and many people are now well informed about his life and death.
Might be time to tell the precious snowflake interns who run your account how Hamilton died and at whose hands. https://t.co/8lt2MWzHa0
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 19, 2016
It was a workable partnership up until the whole shooting thing.
@HillaryClinton Hamilton and Burr didn't get along either…
— Rogelio (@Roger247) May 19, 2016
@HillaryClinton I'm pretty sure Hamilton got shot over a disagreement, if I recall. And died. You know, in a duel.
— Quintus Maximus (@quintusmaxum) May 19, 2016
Except the part where Jefferson's Vice President shot him to death. https://t.co/7F08Dy1xnx
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 19, 2016
@HillaryClinton And then Jefferson's vice president, Aaron Burr, killed Hamilton in a duel.
— Merrill Matthews (@MerrillMatthews) May 18, 2016
@HillaryClinton you realize that Hamilton was shot and killed by Jefferson's Vice President, right??
— Tom Thurman (@Tommm1954) May 19, 2016
@HillaryClinton you realize that's like saying "Obama worked with Paul Ryan- until Joe Biden murdered him".
— Jon Wagner (@jonfw2) May 19, 2016
@HillaryClinton Yes, Alexander Hamilton would never have resorted to violence to settle a dispute.
— Grant Bosse (@grantbosse) May 19, 2016
— eWWright (@Truth_Seeker_37) May 19, 2016
Maybe it’s time to drop this anecdote from the stump speech.
@HillaryClinton ummmm Jefferson hated Hamilton and did everything he could to get him fired.
— Peter (@pkkilkel) May 19, 2016
@HillaryClinton Apparently you skipped out early and missed Jefferson's machinations to destroy Hamilton.
— elizabeth (@UMfangirl) May 19, 2016
@HillaryClinton They did not. Jefferson quit the cabinet, "retired" and came back as the leader of an opposition party. Rest is history.
— Michael (@wlvslwr) May 19, 2016
@HillaryClinton Jefferson was in France when constitution was written/ratified. Had no input. read history of the country you wish to lead.
— Matthew W Leber (@MatthewLeber) May 18, 2016
@HillaryClinton You are no Jefferson. You named Republicans as your number one enemy.
— Michael Martin (@bluefriction) May 18, 2016
More precisely, the enemy she was most proud of making an enemy.
— Dashiell (@dashiellallis) May 18, 2016