Many took to Twitter Tuesday night to discuss not only Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s primary victory in New York, but the song she chose as she came to the stage to celebrate the win.
Clinton soundly defeated self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the Empire State primary 58 percent to 42 percent, taking away 135 delegates to Sanders’ 104, according to The New York Times.
But the discussion on Twitter was more about the former first lady’s choice of song as she came to the stage for her victory speech — “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys.
Clinton at her victory rally in Midtown Manhattan. Took the stage to "Empire State of Mind." pic.twitter.com/4MjeCqeVPy
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) April 20, 2016
While more serious people were focusing on the speech from the left, center or, right, others decided to have a laugh with the song:
Hillary at her rally with 'Empire State of Mind' playing. 😂 pic.twitter.com/toCCK6G6fA
— Marlena (@marlenarose9) April 20, 2016
When I heard Empire State of Mind then saw Hillary. pic.twitter.com/IhWsu1pArS
— Mo Kanla (@_Mokanla) April 20, 2016
— Wade Heath (@wadewire) April 20, 2016
— Olaoluwakiitan 🌐🌈 (@designedbyGold) April 20, 2016
— Ashley Pratte (@AshPratte) April 20, 2016
A few liked it:
If you don’t know the song, here it is:
You can see the song in context about 19:40 minutes in from the clip below:
Earlier this week, the would-be Democratic presidential nominee appeared on “The Breakfast Club” on New York radio station 105.1 contending she always carries hot sauce. While Clinton has been accused of pandering, Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin noted on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday that he has seen it on multiple occasions.