Suburban folk hero, hiking aficionado, and former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continues to rack up the accolades. Clinton made Donald Trump’s compulsive tweeting a central thrust of her campaign, and now she’s getting the last laugh, knowing that one of her campaign’s tweets was the most retweeted of the election season.
— Salon (@Salon) December 6, 2016
The search for consolation prizes continues. https://t.co/OGb9iQGtKK
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) December 6, 2016
We’re guessing there’s not a ceremony at which Clinton will accept an award, but if there were, she’d likely be obliged to bring several staff members on stage with her; those Wikileaks email dumps gave a good idea of just how many iterations every tweet went through before being approved for delivery.
But enough suspense; here’s the most-retweeted Twitter post of the 2016 election. It’s telling that it was posted after Clinton conceded the election — supporters must have really needed those comfort retweets.
"To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world."
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
Amazing how when the election came down to the wire, Clinton’s team decided to go all-out campaigning on issues like body image. But at least she won the hearts of Americans, if not the White House, right?
@Salon won twitter? Never go full Salon
— Tyrion (@Tyrion6969) December 6, 2016
Yeah. She didn't "win twitter." @Salon
— AW (@ArtbyAWOHS) December 6, 2016
@Salon well congratulations on the participation trophy
— Political Misfit كاف (@Infidel_Ken) December 6, 2016
— CoolestHeads (@CoolestHeads) December 6, 2016
— 100 Proof (@ChampionCapua) December 6, 2016
One has to admit that Hillary Clinton’s digital campaign team improved its online presence quite a bit, after kicking things off with an Instagram photo of her rack of pantsuits and posting that shock Snapchat video of her “just chilling in Cedar Rapids.” And then there was this classic:
— Sandler Joker (@chowder_julius) December 6, 2016
— Matthew Meadows (@matthew_meadows) December 6, 2016
@Salon Her personal tweets signed "-H". None of those tweets mentioned are actually hers.
— Claws four cat (@Hearthstoker) December 6, 2016
@Salon What a load of fake news
— Todd Appel (@ToddAppel) December 6, 2016
— Hill Jack (@cantrellr) December 6, 2016
@Salon For the generation who bases self-worth on number of followers/likes, this is fitting.
— Paterfamilias (@PaterFam27) December 6, 2016
@Salon Trump won Twitter. By a furlong.
— Paul Kasner (@Paul_Kasner) December 6, 2016
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ICYMI -> Hottest of all hot takes: Hillary Clinton not only won, but joined the elite class of 'more-than-president' https://t.co/45NLGqrTT6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 16, 2016