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Thursday
Apr072016

#HillarySoQualified Hashtag Backfires on Twitter After Getting Hijacked by Clinton Critics

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  The hashtag #HillarySoQualified trended Thursday on Twitter -- but not in the way it was originally intended to.

On Wednesday, after Bernie Sanders listed his reasons why Hillary Clinton was not qualified to be president, some of her supporters took to Twitter to defend her using the hashtag #HillarySoQualified



 Kim Frederick, who identifies herself on her Twitter bio as "all things Hillary" and the founder of "the HRC super volunteers," tweeted that she started the hashtag. “After creating #1 globally trending hashtag tonight, I'm going to bed. My anger exploded on Twitter. Watch it Slanders,” she tweeted last night.

But by 8 a.m. Thursday, a search for the hashtag showed tweets mocking Clinton, using it sarcastically to show why she, in fact, isn’t qualified to be president.

Many of the tweets were like the one above, reiterating the points Sanders made Wednesday, as well as criticizing Clinton for her 2002 vote in favor of the Iraq War, the speeches she has given to Wall Street, and her campaign contributions from wealthy donors.


Definitely not the way the hashtag was intended. But by mid-afternoon Thursday, #HillarySoQualified was still trending.

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