Hillary Clinton’s Instagram Account Bombarded by Critics

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Hillary Clinton’s new Instagram account is being flooded with comments from critics of the presidential candidate, many of them blasting her for being "old," "corrupt," and failing to prevent the 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

Clinton joined the popular social media site on Wednesday and has already racked up over 100,000 followers as of Thursday. However, a significant portion of them appear to be fierce detractors of Clinton, and hundreds have gone to her comments section to air their grievances.

"I’d vote for Ronald McDonald before you," wrote one user in response to a photo Clinton posted announcing her campaign speech on Saturday, while another wrote, "I hope Bernie beats your ass."

"Hillary, do you remember BENGHAZI????" wrote user rayraybecraft, while dozens of other users used hashtags to reference the attack.

"Hillary Clinton will be a worthless president," wrote user Republican_Chick. "She can’t even handle two emails, and y’all want her to be the president of the USA. She will make our country look weak. She’s an old, mean, nasty, old lady that lies about everything."

While Clinton criticism seemed to outnumber support, some users did offer praise for the candidate.

"GURLZ 4 PREZ. FINALLY," said one user.

"Hi @hillaryclinton from Kosovo. We are you forever. Success," wrote a foreign fan.

Other candidates have also used Instagram as a way to reach out to a young demographic. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz both have official accounts on the photo sharing website, but their posts receive far fewer comments than Clinton’s, and most of the messages appear to be supportive.

A spokesperson for Clinton did not comment on whether she reads the responses to her posts.

Alana Goodman   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Alana Goodman is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was assistant online editor at Commentary. She has written for the Weekly Standard, the New York Post and the Washington Examiner. Goodman graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2010, and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @alanagoodman. Her email address is goodman@freebeacon.com.

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