While Hillary Clinton’s campaign and supporters showed elation and excitement over the her historic win as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, others, particularly black voters, were less enthused on Twitter.
Shortly after Clinton declared victory Tuesday night, Twitter user @MADBLACKTHOT tweeted #GirlIGuessImWithHer, capturing the feeling of reluctant support experienced by many liberal anti-Clinton voters. The hashtag is a riff off of the popular #ImWithHer slogan used by Clinton supporters.
#GirlIGuessImWithHer quickly began trending, reflecting how some voters feel compelled to support Clinton, particularly when contrasted to her likely Republican rival Donald Trump.
Earlier in the election season, black activists criticized Clinton for using the term “super predators” in 1996 to describe black violence. She made the comment at the time when referring to efforts by her husband to pass a crime bill, which experts have said had a significant negative impact on the black community. Clinton has since apologized for the characterization. Her husband also had a tense back-in-forth with Black Lives Matter activists during a campaign event on April 7, defending Clinton as one of the protesters held a sign condemning the “super predators” comment.
On the heels of the hashtag’s popularity, user @MADBLACKTHOT quickly issued #GirlIGuessImWithHer t-shirts for those who want to publicize their reluctant support ahead of the general election.