Hillary Clinton's campaign gave Friday afternoon Twitter a gift today when the Democratic candidate tweeted a Venn Diagram-esque graphic on gun control.
Dear Congress, Let's get this done. Thanks, The vast majority of Americans https://t.co/23ND36tFFm— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton)1463761273.0
In the graphic, the 2016 front-runner's campaign was trying to point out that both the majority of gun owners and the majority of Americans support universal background checks before gun purchases.
The only problem was, as FiveThirtyEight's Ben Casselman pointed out:
This isn't remotely how Venn diagrams work. https://t.co/TLFla2wREH— Ben Casselman (@Ben Casselman)1463762906.0
Twitter users, likely happy for a distraction from the Friday afternoon doldrums, had a field day.
Most of the mockery took the form of actual Venn Diagrams:
@HillaryClinton https://t.co/e1MWUxOQwW— Travis (@Travis)1463763924.0
Some made fun of Clinton's graphic design team:
.@hillaryclinton https://t.co/daWooyCzOQ— Michael Deppisch (@Michael Deppisch)1463764036.0
Others mocked the candidate herself:
.@HillaryClinton https://t.co/y8lBRoAW6l— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair 🦥 (@Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair 🦥)1463765270.0
But perhaps the most astute observation was made by The Atlantic's Chris Barna, who put together his own Venn Diagram explaining the response to Clinton's failed Venn Diagram.
https://t.co/B73YG4npV3— Chris Barna (@Chris Barna)1463769553.0
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