The Hillary for America tweet looked innocent enough at first: an emotional woman crying tears of joy over Hillary Clinton winning the Democratic Party's nomination for president. After all, Clinton is the first female nominee for president for a major political party--it was a historic day for women, regardless of political affiliation.
We made history. pic.twitter.com/TBvItE7oSa— Hillary for America (@HFA) July 26, 2016
There's just one problem: the girl pictured in the tweet, Nida Allam, is not a Clinton supporter. At all.
One of Allam's friends complained on Twitter that Clinton's campaign had "Tokenized" her because she is wearing a headscarf. Others were quick to note that she is definitely not "with her."
Except she is a delegate, former staffer and someone who has given speeches for Bernie. She's all in. https://t.co/We1PY7mZci— Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) July 27, 2016
Moral of the story: ask before tweeting pictures of "supporters" at a very divided convention.