"What the hell is she on?": Hillary Clinton destroyed on Twitter for praising Nancy Reagan's "very effective, low-key advocacy" for HIV/AIDS

Clinton horribly mischaracterized Reagan's record on HIV/AIDS during Nancy's funeral — and Twitter took notice

By Brendan Gauthier

Published March 11, 2016 9:31PM (EST)

Speaking to MSNBC Friday morning, Hillary Clinton made the delusional argument that Nancy Reagan helped start "a national conversation" about HIV and AIDS:

"It may be hard for your viewers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about HIV/AIDS back in the 1980s," Clinton said. And, thanks to Ronald and, "in particular," Nancy Reagan, "we started a national conversation, when before, no one would talk about it, nobody wanted to do anything about it."

Clinton said she appreciated Nancy Reagan's "very effective, low-key advocacy," which she said, "penetrated the public conscience."

Clinton's mischaracterization of the Reagans' impact on the AIDS epidemic is, put mildly, very wrong. And Twitter is responding accordingly:

The Clinton camp tweeted the following apology, but as you see, the damage is done:

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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