Social media users mocked the unveiling of Hillary Clinton’s official State Department Portrait this week.
Several prominent accounts on X mocked the portrait and slammed Clinton over the honor, pointing to the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four U.S. diplomats during Clinton’s tenure as the head of the State Department.
Clinton received the honor of unveiling the official portrait at the State Department Headquarters in Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, from the current Secretary.
During the ceremony, the portrait was uncovered, revealing an image of Clinton in a green dress standing in front of an American flag backdrop.
The audience applauded when Clinton laughed and smiled upon seeing the picture for the first time.
The 67th Secretary shared the photo on X (formerly Twitter). She captioned the image, saying, “Today I was honored to be back at the @StateDept to join @SecBlinken to unveil my official portrait in my role as the 67th Secretary of State. We are delighted to share this with the American people right here in case you can’t get to Foggy Bottom soon.
In a later post, the former Democratic Presidential candidate recalled her experience starting the role. “When I entered the State Department fourteen years ago as Secretary, I knew it would be an honor to have the opportunity to lead both the State Department, and USAID, and to do good around the world. It was all that and more.
“I am deeply proud of what we have accomplished and grateful to all the Department staff for their tireless efforts to promote peace, progress, and prosperity in the world. “They continue to make both me and our country proud,” Clinton concluded.
However, X users criticized the former U.S. top diplomat for the portrait.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 26, 2023
Sean Davis, co-founder of Federalist, reminded Clinton about the Benghazi tragedy by replying to Clinton’s post with an image. The attack also killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Eric Spracklen, digital strategist and conservative X-user, commented: “The American people were not thrilled to see it.”
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) September 26, 2023
The House Judiciary Committee’s official account responded to Clinton’s by sending a map of Benghazi.
You should be in jail. https://t.co/QEYsTHJKoG
— Republicans for National Renewal (@RNRenewal) September 26, 2023
Clinton was slammed by the account of Republicans for National Renewal, which posted, “You ought to be in prison.”
Gerald Celente, founder of the Trends Research Institute, wrote: “Two disasters: @HillaryClinton & @SecBlinken.”
RedState columnist Buzz Patterson slammed the awards ceremony for Clinton, asking, “What the hell are we doing? Hillary? That Hillary?!