Hillary Clinton Wants Trump To Tweet About Her For The Most Hillary Reason

by Alexandra Svokos
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Hillary Clinton spoke about President Donald Trump's Twitter habit -- and her involuntary inclusion in it.

She was speaking with journalist Christiane Amanpour onstage at an event for Women for Women in New York City on Tuesday afternoon.

Amanpour asked Clinton about her loss in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton said that she takes "absolute responsibility" for the loss as she was the candidate.

Even so, she explained, there were a handful of factors that made it difficult for her to get to a win, including the James Comey letter, Russian interference, and good ol' sexism.

Despite the overall loss, Clinton noted,

I did win more than 3 million votes than my opponent.

"I feel a tweet coming," Amanpour joked in response, referring to Trump's Twitter fingers and election obsession.

Surprisingly, Clinton said she'd actually be happy if Trump tweeted about her.

No, this has nothing to do with wanting the attention.

It has everything to do with Clinton being a super nerd and just wanting policy to work properly.

Clinton said it would be better if Trump tweeted about her than use Twitter to interfere in foreign affairs, as he's done countless times since the inauguration.

"I mean, if he wants to tweet about me, I'm happy to be the diversion, because we got lots of other things to worry about," Clinton said.

Clinton is 'happy to be the diversion' to avoid nuclear wars started over Twitter, but she also wishes Trump would move on from the election already.

"He should worry less about the election -- and my winning the popular vote -- than doing some other things that would be important to the country," Clinton said.

Trump has brought up the results of the presidential election just about every chance he can to remind people he won -- whether it's relevant to the conversation or, more typically, not.

All of which has made some people believe he's feeling a little insecure about losing the popular vote by over 3 million votes.

Trump does seem kind of obsessed with Clinton on Twitter.

Which is ridiculous because, uh, the election was like six months ago, bro.

Trump has tweeted "Clinton" seven times since the start of 2017.


Clinton, meanwhile, who is not serving as president of the United States, has tweeted "Trump" once since the start of the year. She's tweeted "@POTUS" twice -- and one of those times was in response to the "Trump" tweet.


Trump's public equivalent of double-texting shows an odd, uneven fixation on an election he technically -- but not popularly -- won.

And Clinton's just chilling in private citizen life in the woods like,

Still, it's an odd balance, as Clinton alluded.

On the one hand, it would be great if Trump would move on from his toxic relationship with the election and instead focus on his massively important job for the American people.

On the other hand, it might really be a lot better if he'd just shit talk Clinton on Twitter rather than shit talk countries with nuclear capabilities.

Unfortunately, so far, he's doing both.

Citations: Hillary Clinton: I Am 'Part Of The Resistance' (HuffPost)