Election 2020

Hillary's 2016 Birthday Tweet Still Makes Us Laugh Four Years Later

(Twitter screenshot @HillaryClinton)

Four years ago, I, like most Americans (and probably most people worldwide) was convinced that Hillary Clinton was headed for certain victory. Hillary Clinton was clearly convinced of it, too. And four years ago today, on her birthday, her Twitter account posted a tweet featuring a photo of Hillary as a child, with the comment: “Happy birthday to this future president.”

Thankfully, this tweet’s prediction turned out to be wrong. And I’m not just saying that because Hillary Clinton never became president, but because the tweet has been a source of laughter now for four years, the tweet still accumulates replies and retweets. Most of the ones occurring today are noting that Amy Coney Barrett is on the verge of being confirmed to the Supreme Court on Hillary’s birthday—which seems like poetic justice to me.


Matt Margolis is the author of the new book Airborne: How The Liberal Media Weaponized The Coronavirus Against Donald Trumpand the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis