Hillary fans and haters take to Twitter as Grammys sketch shows the political divide between Americans runs deep.
Hillary Clinton may have had the most unexpected and polarizing cameo appearance during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, reading a portion of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" in a pre-taped sketch poking fun at President Donald Trump.
The bit began by host James Corden predicting the bestselling look "Inside the Trump White House" would be next year's spoken word winner, and so he was auditioning narrators. Clinton was the last of the celebrity readers, after John Legend, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg and Cher, reading out a segment about Trump's alleged fast food habits and poison fears.
The president didn't respond Sunday night, but others in his administration did, with eldest son Don Jr. saying that Clinton's appearance "seems like a great consolation prize." Also responding was UN ambassador Nikki Haley, who tweeted that the moment "ruined the Grammys."
I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it.— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) January 29, 2018
President Trump has not tweeted since early Sunday morning, so his reaction may yet be forthcoming. In his stead, though, plenty of supporters on both sides of the political spectrum came out for and against Clinton's cameo appearance. As usual, the moment did nothing to ease tensions on either side, instead entrenching them deeper into their respective ideologies. Below are some of their loudest voices.
CBS made a major mistake allowing Hillary Clinton to bash President Trump during a skit on The Grammys. Satire is one thing, stark partisanship is another matter, a serious matter for a network that is supposed to broadcast fairly. No Spin analysis on https://t.co/fqUvO5EEW0.— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) January 29, 2018
Of all people Hillary Clinton knows what it is like to be the subject of a book filled with rumors and invention and marketed to a partisan audience eager to believe every word.— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) January 29, 2018
Next time a liberal talks about Trump being "unpresidential" point to Hillary this last weekend, first with her "bitches supporting bitches" video, then her insults-for-yuks against the president at the Grammys. Stay classy, Hillary.— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) January 29, 2018
The entire nation would have benefit if Hillary Clinton spend her time at the #GRAMMYs to read out loud her 33K deleted emails, instead of reading a discredited salacious book.— Stephen Miller (@StephenMilIer) January 29, 2018
Does anyone realize how dumb the attendees at the #Grammys2018 #Grammys were last night. They applauded and praised Hillary Clinton.— 🎙Wayne Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) January 29, 2018
The same woman that cheated Bernie Sanders out of the Democratic nomination. You can't make this up 😂 #RealTalk #WaynesTake
While we all enjoy a greater America, Hillary is reduced to making silly little cameo appearances at the #GRAMMYs. It's like the cherry on the cake. 😂— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) January 29, 2018
The balls on this witch. Hillary literally has an entire continent who wants her locked up and hanged for treason, and yet her and that other cringeworthy ilk can mock a sitting president on a music award show? What planet are we on⁉️😡— Sheila Zilinsky (@weekndvigilante) January 29, 2018
Can I just say I've never seen a sorer loser than Hillary Clinton? My God. This has been going on for OVER A YEAR now. OVER. A. YEAR. Knitting little things & vacationing w/the family aren't options? I mean... Ew. Just... EW. What a HORRIBLE example she's set for "the village."— Annie ❤️📜🇺🇸 99% Swamp = 100% Fed Up (@bloodless_coup) January 29, 2018
Trump hasn’t tweeted about Hillary at the Grammys yet so whoever they have in charge of jangling a set of keys to distract him today is doing a great job.— (((𝕺𝖍𝕹𝖔𝕾𝖍𝖊𝕿𝖜𝖎𝖙𝖓𝖙))) (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 29, 2018
Hillary Clinton reading a book at the Grammys really triggered Trump world!! Don Jr, Nikki Haley and Fox Friends were all so angry they lashed out. Awww, poor snowflakes!! Every time we piss off a Trump supporter an angel gets their wings!— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 29, 2018
It still amazes me how easily distracted some on the left are.— Angry WH Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) January 29, 2018
Now we're talking about how Hillary handled a sexual harassment case during her 2008 campaign? Really?
Did she mess up? Sure.
Can we worry about it when there's not a sexual predator in the Oval Office? Thanks.
Is the president still asleep? Will somebody go check on him? I’m just concerned because he hasn’t lashed out at Hillary yet this morning and that seems unusual.— COL Chuck Utah (@chuck_utah) January 29, 2018
Ummmm, Hillary isn't president, buddy. Something you and your ilk just can't grasp yet. Why are you so obsessed with her when your Cheetolini is already in office?— Ann Panel (@APanel62) January 29, 2018
I for one am perfectly fine with Hillary having run out of fucks.— LivingBlue (@LivingBlueinRed) January 29, 2018
Donald Trump invited Bill Clinton accusers to a Presidential debate but Hillary is suppose to live up to some higher standard?
Really, Paulo? HILLARY is embarrassing herself? What about the people who won the election and embarrass themselves and US on a daily basis? I don’t see you speaking out against them. But by all means, go off on a private citizen who was having a bit of cheeky fun.— Kate Esquibell (@KateEsquibell) January 29, 2018
Trump has turned the world into a grotesque 24/7 TV show. Anyone criticizing Hillary’s Grammys appearance needs to stop & look up the definition of hypocrisy.— Bryce Tache (@brycetache) January 29, 2018
The men are all anxious to tell us womenfolk this morning how Hillary really hates women and isn’t a real feminist.— Anne with an "e" (@mrsmaris) January 29, 2018
Thanks for the help guys, but we can sort this one out for ourselves.
Hilarious waking up to see how Hillary’s 30 seconds on the Grammys last night triggered all the Trump snowflakes. If that ruined their night then that made my day. pic.twitter.com/UM9ddnkyGC— Political Glutton (@politicalglutto) January 29, 2018