Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has returned to Twitter in order to follow rapper Snoop Dogg. Since Clinton lost the presidential election earlier this month, she has largely stayed away from Twitter. However, keen followers of Clinton noticed that she recently returned to the social network in order to give a quick follow to rapper Snoop Dogg, who previously gave his support to Clinton during the campaign. As expected, Snoop Dogg quickly returned the favor and followed Clinton back.
According to Mashable, Twitter users noticed on Sunday evening that Hillary Clinton had made a brief return to the social network in order to follow the rapper. Shortly after, Snoop appeared to return the favor by following Mrs. Clinton back. He also further expressed his political views by following Clinton’s husband and former president Bill Clinton, along with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Since her shock defeat to Republican candidate Donald Trump earlier this month, Hillary Clinton’s Twitter account has remained largely inactive. That being said, Clinton’s campaign team appears to have given control of the Twitter account back to the former first lady. Clinton has made a few tweets thanking her supporters, each of which has been signed with “-H” — which Clinton’s Twitter bio confirms Tweets are from Hillary herself. However, it’s worth noting that Clinton’s social media accounts haven’t been anywhere near as active as they were during the campaign.
According to USA Today, this isn’t Hillary Clinton’s first interaction with the rapper. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the pair shared a mutual appreciation toward each other. While Snoop wasn’t as active in campaigning for Clinton has other celebrities, he did give his backing to the Democratic candidate and regularly lambasted Donald Trump. At the same time, Clinton compared her monochrome pantsuits to those of Snoop Dogg.
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Shortly following Donald Trump’s victory, Snoop Dogg took to social media to express his disappointment in the results. Snoop lambasted Donald Trump and also released a video blaming Clinton’s loss on her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine. Snoop’s decision to criticize Kaine was a particularly strange one, as Clinton’s VP pick.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton gained the support of many famous faces. A number of actors, singers, and reality stars all came out in support of the Democratic candidate – much like they did with President Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012. However, many analysts believe those endorsements could have contributed to Clinton’s loss earlier this month. Republican candidate Donald Trump lambasted Clinton as the establishment candidate, and her support from numerous celebrities only supported those claims.
Donald Trump, meanwhile, didn’t have the endorsement of Hollywood’s biggest names. However, that’s not all that surprising considering celebrities tend to lean toward the Democratic candidate during presidential elections. In fact, Clinton had many of those celebrities appearing on stage alongside her at campaign events. The 2016 Democratic national convention was also littered with appearances from Hollywood’s biggest names.
How Clinton will continue to use Twitter following her election defeat remains to be seen. Meanwhile, President-elect Donald Trump has remained largely active on Twitter, using the social network to comment on his transition to the presidency. As is customary of a losing candidate, Hillary Clinton hasn’t commented on that transition, however, those within the Clinton campaign are thought to be following it closely.
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