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Clinton’s Campaign Badly Messed Up a Venn Diagram on Gun Control — and Twitter Went Nuts


"This isn't remotely how Venn diagrams work."

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton debates Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on April 14, 2016 in New York City. The candidates are debating ahead of the New York primary to be held April 19. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton's campaign gave Friday afternoon Twitter a gift today when the Democratic candidate tweeted a Venn Diagram-esque graphic on gun control.

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:

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:

Some made fun of Clinton's graphic design team:

Others mocked the candidate herself:

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.


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