Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter this week asking her followers for some help identifying synonyms for the words “sick,” “horrifying” and “awful.”
“I need a thesaurus. What’s another word for horrifying? Sick? Awful? Running out of adjectives these days that mean unconscionably terrible,” Clinton tweeting, linking to a story about an illegal immigrant who was detained when she sought a protective order against a domestic abuser.
I need a thesaurus. What's another word for horrifying? Sick? Awful? Running out of adjectives these days that mean unconscionably terrible https://t.co/jFs2istGbH
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 16, 2017
Clinton received a lot of responses, but one Twitter user gave Clinton an answer she never expected.
That user is Juanita Broaddrick, one of the myriad of women that has accused Clinton’s father, former President Bill Clinton, of rape or sexual abuse. Broaddrick alleges that Clinton raped her in 1978 when he was attorney general of Arkansas.
She responded to Clinton’s request by tweeting, “Well, since you asked, Here’s my definition of horrifying, sick & awful. Answer: Your father, Bill Clinton.”
Well, since you asked, Here's my definition of horrifying, sick & awful. Answer: Your father, Bill Clinton pic.twitter.com/UvpB64FP9P
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) February 17, 2017
Twitter was entertained — and many thought Broaddrick should have added Clinton’s mom, twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, to the list of synonyms for “horrifying” as well:
I think mom would qualify as well… https://t.co/qN4w2XPl5w
— Jay Witbeck (@jdwitbeck) February 17, 2017
Epic response… https://t.co/zWTjr7Qx6z
— Phineas Gage (@Phineas_Gage24) February 18, 2017
Mic drop, Juanita, mic drop https://t.co/HjqD97ydxC
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) February 17, 2017
Rape and sexual assault allegations against Clinton were rehashed during the final stages of last year’s presidential campaign after Trump himself came under fire for admitting on tape that he grabbed women by the genitals.
Trump even paraded Broaddrick, among other accusers, in front of the media for a pre-debate press conference in October.