Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton continues to prove just how tone deaf she is with an ill-advised joke about pleading guilty.
Speaking before a sparse crowd Thursday morning in Columbus, Ohio, the embattled former secretary of state was trying to pass herself off as a middle-of-the-road candidate, oblivious to recent polls showing more than 50 percent of voters do not see her as “honest and trustworthy.”
Results that reflect the impact of her using private email accounts and a private server, to include early denials from the candidate that she didn’t handle classified information which have since proven to be untrue — a determination that may have violated federal law.
“I’ve been accused of being a moderate,” she told the crowd. “I plead guilty.”
Except social media users failed to see the humor. Or the wisdom in uttering the phrase “I plead guilty” as America waits to see whether she will be indicted over the email controversy. One thing is sure, the competition will have a field day with the video clip.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the “joke” from Twitter:
This should go over well RT @AnnieLinskey: HRC: “I’ve been accused of being a moderate. I plead guilty.”
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) September 10, 2015
@AnnieLinskey “….I plead guilty.” will be the most utilized video clip to wrap pol ads this cycle.
— Scott Wiley (@scott_wiley) September 10, 2015
@AnnieLinskey She’s simply testing the message for when she has to say it for real.
— All Green Thumbs (@AllGreenThumbs) September 10, 2015
“I plead guilty” is probably not the best line for Hillary Clinton to use. https://t.co/OGGPfFtd1m
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) September 10, 2015
@rorycooper She should have taken the fifth.
— Mike Nemesi (@realmikenemesi) September 10, 2015
@rorycooper If every R campaign doesn’t have that clip cut out of that video, they’re doing it wrong.
— Joe Gierut (@Joe_Gierut) September 10, 2015
— Marsides (@Marsides) September 10, 2015
Interesting choice of words for someone dogged by investigations. https://t.co/POk5Q2VVqC
— Matt Viser (@mviser) September 10, 2015
She really is tone deaf. That is not where the Democrat Party is today. https://t.co/NEQk5H826b
— Pradheep Shanker MD (@Neoavatara) September 10, 2015
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