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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has once again made herself part of the national conversation but not in a complimentary way.
The 2008 and 2016 Democratic presidential contender posted a photo of her apparently dancing while allegedly in Cartegena, Colombia, during a visit while serving under then-President Barack Obama, in support of Finland’s controversial prime minister, Sanna Marin, who was recently criticized for videos showing her dancing suggestively at a party with a man who wasn’t her husband and being kissed by bare-breasted women at her official home, The Daily Wire reports.
“As Ann Richards said, ‘Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backward and in high heels,’” Clinton wrote on Twitter in a post containing the photo. “Here’s me in Cartagena while I was there for a meeting as Secretary of State. Keep dancing, @marinsanna.”
As Ann Richards said, "Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."
Here's me in Cartagena while I was there for a meeting as Secretary of State.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 28, 2022
Sanna responded by thanking Clinton in a post that included a heart emoji.
— Sanna Marin (@MarinSanna) August 28, 2022
The Daily Wire adds:
Clinton quoted Richards’ 1988 keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention referencing Astaire and Rogers, but the line has been attributed to an earlier usage, in a 1982 Frank and Ernest cartoon by Bob Thaves.
Marin apologized after a photo revealed two bare-chested women kissing at her official residence, with one woman’s breasts only covered by a sign reading, “Finland.”
The Finnish PM told reporters in Helsinki that she asked friends over to “sauna, swim, and spend time together” following a music festival in July known as Ruisrock. She also said that the dancing and other incidents occurred in guest bathrooms that were downstairs in the official residence.
“In my opinion that photo is not appropriate. I apologize for that; that photo shouldn’t have been taken,” she said, according to YLE News.
“We were using the sauna facilities and the garden area, but we did not spend time inside the Kesäranta house, although the downstairs guest toilets were in use,” she noted further.
Sabina Sarkka, 33, a social media influencer, apologized for the female-to-female kiss, The Daily Mail reported.
EXCLUSIVE: Model who posed for TOPLESS kiss at PM Sanna Marin's home apologises https://t.co/e1WlVESQBA
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) August 24, 2022
According to UPI, “Many women who support Marin have been posting videos of themselves dancing on social media, with the tag #SolidarityWithSanna.”
As for Clinton, she was mocked widely online for her post.
You are pathetic.
— Dr. Jonny Republic If You Can Keep It 🇺🇸 (@JonDougherty10) August 29, 2022
Wow. Global left actually succeeded in making this as misogyny conspiracy. Just want to say as finn that it was not about dancing. It was about proper work attitude as head of state during these hard times. She partied 4/7 days in one week.
— Riku Ranta (@Riku_Ranta) August 28, 2022
was that before or after you dodged sniper fire with Brian Williams or after you left Ambassadors to die in Benghazi?
— Tony Semi-Fascist FJB Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) August 28, 2022
That line was taken from a Frank and Ernest cartoon.
Needless to say, when Fred and Ginger danced, they did not always dance with Fred moving forward and Ginger moving backward. So, bad line.
Rock on, Sanna Marin, though.
— O.T. Ford (@ot_ford) August 28, 2022
Clinton was also brutally mocked for a tweet she sent after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this month.
“Every ‘But her emails’ hat or shirt sold helps @onwardtogether partners defend democracy, build a progressive bench, and fight for our values,” she said. “Just saying!”
Every “But her emails” hat or shirt sold helps @onwardtogether partners defend democracy, build a progressive bench, and fight for our values.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 9, 2022
Clinton famously kept classified information on a private email server, which was determined to be “extremely careless,” by former FBI Director James Comey who declined to recommend the Justice Department press charges.
“Hillary is out here bragging that she nor Epstein client Bill will ever be raided by the FBI… because it’s clearly a two tiered justice system,” Tim Young said.
“The ultimate grifter. Selling merch on the Trump raid. Stay classy, Hillary,” Buzz Patterson added.
“Hillary is fundraising off of admitting she did worse than what Trump is accused of This is the perfect example of democrat double standards She is gloating that she is above the law and knows democrats will give her money for it,” Tim Pool noted.
“She deleted 33,000 emails from a private server she used to conduct State Department business after she got a subpoena and now she’s bragging about it because the game show host that beat her got his house raided for having government documents in his private possession,” Alex Rubenstein said.