It’s been a miserable night for Reince Priebus, the feckless head of the RNC. The Republican Party, already struggling to answer criticisms that they have a problem with women, decided to make things worse by criticizing Hillary Clinton for not smiling enough. The fact that asking her to smile while talking about the grave issues facing veterans is ludicrous and offensive doesn’t seem to have occurred to them.
@HillaryClinton was angry + defensive the entire time – no smile and uncomfortable – upset that she was caught wrongly sending our secrets.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) September 8, 2016
But Clinton did get the last laugh. At a press conference held in front of her brand new media-friendly plane, Clinton took a moment to torch Priebus for his suggestion. Note to Republicans: Hillary Clinton isn’t interested in your advice.
Hillary Clinton on RNC criticizing her for not smiling: “We were talking about serious issues” https://t.co/VEWSN0WnSg
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) September 8, 2016
She almost managed to seamlessly get in a dig at Donald Trump, who spent last night praising Russian President Vladimir Putin while disparaging the current President of the United States – a position even Trump’s supporters find abhorrent.
“I had a very short window of time in that event last night to convey the seriousness with which I would approach the issues that concern our country. Donald Trump chose to talk about his deep admiration and support for Vladimir Putin. Maybe he did it with a smile and I guess the RNC would have liked that.”
You can see the smoke rising from that burn for miles around.
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