Hours after Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont explained why he thought Hillary Clinton, his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, was not “qualified” to be president, a Clinton supporter watching his remarks on cable news in Houston saw red.
“I was livid,” Kim Frederick, a 37-year-old woman working in the technology industry and a self-described “unbelievably enthusiastic” Clinton supporter, said in a telephone interview with The Washington Post. “Just beyond fiercely angry about this, and I could barely control myself. Even talking about it now gets me worked up.”
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Sanders came with some pretty harsh words.
“She has been saying lately that she thinks I am quote-unquote not qualified to be president,” he said, as The Washington Post reported. “Let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton, I don’t believe that she is qualified if she is through her super PAC taking tens of millions of dollars in special-interest money. I don’t think you are qualified if you get $15 million through Wall Street for your super PAC.”
So Frederick took to Twitter to vent her frustration. Hashtag: #HillarySoQualified.
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For a time, fellow Clinton backers took up Frederick’s call to get the hashtag to trend. And, for a time, it was going well. Frederick herself sent out dozens of messages. Some examples of Clinton’s support: