Following the election of Emmanuel Macron in France on Sunday, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to comment on Macron's victory. But in doing so, Clinton also took a swipe at the media.
"Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world," Clinton wrote. "Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can't talk about that)[.]"
Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world. Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can't talk about that)— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton) 1494189138.0
Clinton's remark that Macron's victory was a "defeat to those interfering with democracy" refers to a recent cyber attack on Macron's campaign, one that dumped tens of thousands of emails and campaign documents in a manner similar to the WikiLeaks data dumps Clinton had to deal with last year, which plagued her campaign in the months before the election.
The swipe at the media comes after she was criticized last week by many in the media for blaming her loss to then-Republican nominee Donald Trump last year on alleged Russian meddling in the election rather than taking personal responsibly over her fitness as a candidate and how she ran her campaign.
If it weren't for the alleged interference of Russia and FBI Director Jim Comey's intervention, Clinton said last week that she would be the U.S. president today — not Trump.
"Shut the f**k up and go away already," one Democratic columnist, who voted for Clinton, wrote after her comments last week.
Indeed, many viewed Clinton's comments as just another instance of refusing to take personal responsibility for her two failures at running for the White House. Fox News host Tucker Carlson explained to a Clinton loyalist last week that Clinton's attitude is symptomatic of a strategy the Clintons have employed for decades: To play victim when things don't turn out in their favor.
And many on Sunday took Clinton's swipe at the media in the same fashion: That Clinton continues to just "whine" about her loss.
"Which media are saying you can't talk about those interfering with democracy?" NBC News senior editor Bradd Jaffy wrote on Twitter before deleting the tweet.
BBC anchor Katy Kay added:
Not someone else blaming the fake media... https://t.co/kUTCNCHWEC— Katty Kay (@Katty Kay) 1494189414.0
While others piled on:
Loser said what... https://t.co/hrxDTRDAsB— Michelle Malkin (@Michelle Malkin) 1494189756.0
@HillaryClinton Always somehow making it about you, somehow, someway, in the end, huh? https://t.co/K3nbjOgOOD— Andrew Jerell Jones, Luke 1:37 (@Andrew Jerell Jones, Luke 1:37) 1494189804.0
Whiner. https://t.co/eiAmNeIA7D— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro) 1494189957.0
And now we're reminded of why she's not President https://t.co/gC9Q0N0Em4— Stephen L. Miller (@Stephen L. Miller) 1494189545.0
OMG, still with the whining... https://t.co/lRs7k04JzT— Jazz Shaw (@Jazz Shaw) 1494189469.0
@HillaryClinton Delete your account
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) May 7, 2017
@HillaryClinton fortunately, we aren't in the same hot water as france, because your terrifying ass didn't get elected, and never will
— 🇺🇸 (@saevant) May 7, 2017
@HillaryClinton Why was it ok for Obama to interfere and boost Macron?
— Yellow Red Sparks (@yellowredsparks) May 7, 2017
@HillaryClinton go back to the woods dude
— salafist snake (@poverotti) May 7, 2017
@HillaryClinton Bitter Hillary!
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 7, 2017