This article is about Hillary Rodham Clinton, lawyer, politician, and 67th secretary of state of the United States. An interesting fact about Clinton is that she was elected to the United States Senate in November 2000, having been the First Lady of the United States between January 1993 to 2001 making her the first and only woman to date to have held both posts.
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Popular Hillary Clinton Nicknames
That said, let’s delve into the most popular nicknames given to Hillary Clinton.
1. Crooked Hillary
No marks for guessing the originator of this moniker who is none other than Donald Trump. The reason behind the name ranges from Clinton’s email controversy, allegations that her loyalty was up for sale, and accusations that her charity, The Clinton Foundation, was a fraud.
2. Rotten Hillary
Trump once again is the antagonist here, coining this name during an election campaign. According to the NZ Herald, by the time Trump was through with his first post-convention campaign stop, he had one-upped them by giving Hillary Rodham Clinton a new nickname.
“Why did Hillary get rid of her middle name? Huh? Hillary?” he asked a capacity crowd in a ballroom at a Roanoke, Virginia hotel. “No, but why did she get rid of it?”
“Hillary – ‘Rotten’ Clinton!” he said. ‘Rotten’ Clinton. Hillary Rotten Clinton, right?”
3. Heartless Hillary
In a speech to the National Rifle Association in 2016, Trump attacked Clinton on the issue of guns.
People “need to be protected,” Trump said. “And you know the only way they’re going to be able to protect themselves. And if you take that gun away from them, it’s going to be a very unfair situation. And that’s why we’re going to call her ‘Heartless Hillary’.”
Trump did say at the same event though, that he still likes his original nickname for Clinton, “Crooked Hillary”.
4. Ghostface Hill
The build-up to the 2016 election saw Clinton get endorsements far and wide, particularly from the entertainment industry. One such example is the moniker “Ghostface Hill” given to her by comedian, Jimmy Fallon.
“Thank you Hillary Clinton for getting endorsed for president by several rappers. Which explains your new nickname: ‘Ghostface Hill,'” Fallon quipped on “The Tonight Show.” Clinton would later respond to it stating her preference for a different nickname, “Run HRC”.
5. Nasty woman
After a heated presidential debate with Trump, Clinton was called a “nasty woman”. The nickname spread like wildfire per the Twitter trend table. Even the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, tweeted at her with the words: “From one nasty woman to another, you were an inspiration last night.” It didn’t end there, T-shirts splashed with the phrase became fast-moving merchandise. Lemons and lemonades.
During a campaign speech in North Charleston in 2016, Trump called Clinton a “shrill,” raising his voice several octaves to get the point across.
“Hillary, who is very shrill — do you know the word ‘shrill’?” Trump said to a crowd of a few hundred at a convention center. “She can be kind of sha-riiiiill.”
Trump is known for his sexist remarks about women, and Clinton was not the only woman he reproved. He said Caroline Kennedy is too nice to be the ambassador to Japan. He described, at length, a “vicious, vicious woman” in her 80s who once sued him during a dispute over an apartment. He also called the career of former technology executive Carly Fiorina, another Republican running for president, “a disaster.”
Doubling down, Trump added: “They say: You can’t say that because it’s sexist. I say: ‘What’s sexist about it? I respect women more than I respect men… I have great respect, admiration, and I cherish women…I love women!”
7. Hilla the Hun
According to Gennifer Flowers, Bill Clinton’s pet name for Hillary is “Hilla the Hun”. Flowers disclosed this in a salacious interview with the Daily Mail where she claimed that Bill shared with her the reality of his marriage to Hillary whom he called ‘The Sarge’ or ‘Hilla the Hun,’ and claimed that sex with her was nothing but a ‘duty.’ Crikey.
According to a 2014 article by the New York Post, Trump wasn’t the only person with a beef with the Clintons. Apparently, the Obamas disliked them too despite the open show of camaraderie.
“I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived,” Bill Clinton allegedly said to friends on one occasion, adding that he would never forgive Obama for suggesting he was a racist during the 2008 campaign.
The Obamas in turn had their own name for Hillary, whom they nicknamed “Hildebeest,” after the menacing and shaggy-maned gnu that roams the Serengeti.
In 2015, Fusion host Alicia Menendez slammed the media for its sexist coverage of female presidential politicians, particularly Hillary Clinton. “Sexist coverage influences how we vote,” Menendez said. “When we in the media talk about female candidates in a way we wouldn’t talk about their male counterparts, it sways voters away from those female candidates.”
Menendez cited a study from women’s advocacy group UltraViolet showing that female candidates are quoted less and get fewer chances to express their views. Their viability is questioned more, as is their appearance, and their titles are dropped more often.
“So it isn’t former Senator, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — it’s just ‘Hillz‘!” Menendez quipped.
In 2008 while campaigning in Montana, Clinton revealed her secret service codename as “Evergreen”.
As agents stood nearby, Clinton told the crowd “I was thinking about the sculpture called Eagle Spirit. When you’re president, the Secret Service gives you and your family member’s code names, it’s already made public so I’m not spilling some big secret here, but my husband’s codename was ‘Eagle’ and my codename was ‘Evergreen’ so I feel, you know, like I’m surrounded by my totems here.”
11. America’s Choice
Hillary Clinton made a second presidential run in 2016 but despite winning the popular vote, she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump in the Electoral College. Her supporters didn’t take her shocking loss to Donald Trump kindly, labeling her “America’s Choice” for the office of the President.
There you have it. Have we left out any popular nicknames for Hillary Clinton? Let us know in the comments below.
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