Hillary Clinton says NYT writer had 'too much pot brownie' after forgetting her 2016 White House run

'Either Tim Kaine and I had a very vivid shared hallucination four years ago or Maureen had too much pot brownie before writing her column again'

Dave Maclean
New York
Saturday 08 August 2020 18:56
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Hillary Clinton roasted The New York Times and their columnist Maureen Dowd - for apparently forgetting that she ran on a mixed-gender presidential ticket in 2016.

She joined a chorus of Twitter mockery after the paper’s Opinion Twitter account posted a now-deleted message promoting Ms Dowd’s latest column, which looked back at the Walter Mondale–Geraldine Ferraro ticket of 1984.

“It’s hard to fathom, but it has been 36 years since a man and a woman ran together on a Democratic Party ticket, writes @MaureenDowd. To use Geraldine Ferraro’s favorite expression, ‘Gimme a break!'” they wrote.

The column itself - now amended - also claimed it had been “36 years since a man and a woman ran together on a Democratic Party ticket.”

Everyone involved appeared to have forgotten Hillary Clinton’s selection of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her 2016 running mate.

The former Secretary of State tweeted in response: “Either @TimKaine and I had a very vivid shared hallucination four years ago or Maureen had too much pot brownie before writing her column again.”

The NYT Twitter account later added: “Correction: An earlier version of this column incorrectly said it had been 36 years since a man and a woman ran on a Democratic Party ticket.

“It has been that long since a man chose a woman to run as VP on the Democratic ticket. We’ve deleted a tweet that repeated the error.”

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