With the “C” word being tossed about so freely in regard to Hillary Clinton, it was only a matter of time before someone tripped themselves up.
And that honor goes to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who seemed to be confused over who said what.
The issue at hand is the realization that as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton didn’t know that the “C” on her emails stood for “confidential” — what “C-word” did you think? — with the FBI saying she “could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 4, 2016
Republican rival Donald Trump took to his now-familiar social media platform to ask how this is even possible, but in doing so, he used the term “classified” instead of confidential:
And this is where Murphy came into play, excoriating Trump for confusing the two terms… while giving his party’s nominee, who was America’s top diplomat at the time, a complete pass for not even knowing what the “C” stood for:
The level of ignorance continues to be absolutely stunning. The “C” in the emails DIDN’T stand for Classified. https://t.co/H0mVLi0SzF
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 5, 2016
Ignorance indeed, though social media users weren’t about to let Murphy off the hook so easily… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@ChrisMurphyCT Obama pronounced Navy Corps Men Navy CORPSE MEN. And said he visited all 57 states of US. Aren’t you splitting hairs ?
— Shirley Burns Perry (@perry46_Shirley) September 5, 2016
@ChrisMurphyCT You do know that Hillary didn’t know what it meant either, right? Or more likely, she did know but lied to the FBI?
— KilroyFSU (@KilroyFSU) September 5, 2016
— DC Dude (@DCDude1776) September 5, 2016
— Vanessa Lamers (@vlamers) September 5, 2016
— Michelle (@5MonthsLeft) September 5, 2016
@ChrisMurphyCT U trying 2 cvr 4 Hillary is stunning. She= Senate Armed Services Com, SoS, doesn’t know CONFIDENTIAL or CLASSIFIED? Bullshit.
— Kristine ❀♡❀♡ (@KristineAz) September 5, 2016
— SonnyDay (@rdelaune) September 5, 2016
@ChrisMurphyCT Speaking of stunning ignorance, your candidate thought the C had to do with alphabetizing paragraphs. Stop deflecting.
— Joe (@JoeFL65) September 5, 2016
— Michael Der Manouel (@LincolnFresno) September 5, 2016
— Hobiecat (@PANYGAFLgirl) September 5, 2016
Actually, I can think of another C word that works well @ChrisMurphyCT
— Scott W (@scott7797) September 5, 2016
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