This week, Hillary Clinton did what many other politicians have done since the advent of Twitter — indulge in some what-aboutery.
You know what we're talking about. “But what about the time Islamic terrorists blew up the World Trade Center?" "Where were you and your activism when the last episode of 'Friends' aired?”
Clinton aimed her what-aboutery at Democratic nominee rival Bernie Sanders, asking where he was when she was busy leading a crusade for better health care in the 1990s.
Where was Bernie?
"I don't know where he was when I was trying to get health care in '93 and '94," a fired up @HillaryClinton says of Sanders.— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) March 12, 2016
Clinton was about to get a very vivid reminder exactly where Bernie was, thanks to a damning video. Staying true to his title, the rapid response manager for Sanders’ campaign, Mike Casca, tweeted:
If you think Clinton forgot to turn around that fateful day and see Sanders standing behind her, Casca has more info:
for the record, she did know he was there: “i’m grateful that congressman sanders would join us today from vermont.” https://t.co/B2cvs4UNth— mike casca (@cascamike) March 12, 2016
She even sent him a thank you note (sweet).
Clinton today: "I don't know where he was when I was trying to get health care." Clinton in '93: pic.twitter.com/H4ETjeH4gU— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) March 12, 2016
But Clinton campaign’s director of communication, Jennifer Palmieri, tried to douse "the Bern" by emphasizing that it was Clinton who stood in the front.
It's "ridiculous" to say Clinton made 2nd unforced error in 2 days, Palmieri says. "Photo proves our point ... she is the one out front."— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) March 12, 2016
Her PR machine aside, Clinton clearly lost this round.