Hillary Clinton Announces She’s Running For President: See Celeb Twitter Reaction
Hillary Clinton made her long-awaited announcement on Sunday that she is running for President in 2016. The former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State is seeking the Oval Office for the second time.
Clinton previously sought the Democratic party nomination for 2006, but lost to current President Barack Obama. With his second term nearing its end, Clinton has been widely speculated as a frontrunner to replace him. The anticipation of her announcement reached a fever pitch in recent days, and the news officially came in a campaign email around 3 p.m. Eastern Sunday, shortly before a video was posted to YouTube. See below.
Not surprisingly, the announcement set Twitter ablaze, for better and for worse. Gossip Cop has collected some Hollywood reactions to the big news. The theme of Clinton’s video was “I’m ready,” a phrase that popped up in a number of reaction tweets. “2 Broke Girls” star Beth Behrs, for instance, tweeted, “She’s ready. We’re ready. #ReadyForHillary let’s do this! #Hillary2016 #HillarysBigAnnouncement.”
Jeffrey Wright said of the video, “Nice inclusive portrait of America @HillaryClinton – great message. It’s on. #Hillary2016.” Lena Dunham shared an old photo of Clinton looking at her cell phone, and quipped, “This is Hillary reading a text from me that says ‘with you every step of the way, gurl’ #mypresident.” Star Jones wrote, “I’m in @HillaryClinton.”
Amy Poheler’s “Smart Girls” posted, “Let’s do this. #Hillary2016 @HillaryClinton.” Poehler, of course, famously portrayed Clinton on “Saturday Night Live.” “I have an announcement: I’m not running for president. Yay #Hillary2016!” tweeted Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Husband Justin Mikita wrote, “#Hillary2016 lets go!” Kat Dennings simply posted “Hillary” with an American flag and heart emojois.
“Stoked to see this tweet!” Eric Balfour replied to Clinton’s Twitter announcement, adding, “I’m with you all the way @HillaryClinton.” Zoe Kazan said, “Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work #Hillary2016 #mypresident.” And even Christine Brinkley’s model daughter posted, “#HILLARY2016 LETS MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”
Despite that support, “#WhyImNotVotingForHillary” was a top trending topic on Twitter in the hours leading up to Clinton’s announcement, and continued to trend afterwards. Meanwhile, Lisa Ling remarked of Clinton’s announcement, “I’m shocked…just kidding. Sarcasm doesn’t work in social posts. May the best candidate win.” Charlamagne Tha God even predicted, “Let The Sexism Begin!!” Gossip Cop will have updates.