Hillary Clinton: you are having the best week ever.
Days after becoming the Democratic presumptive nominee for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton rocked the internet by deploying an old, but hardly stale meme. In response to Donald Trump's tweet, "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama — but nobody else does!" Clinton replied, "Delete your account."
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
Any youth on the internet knows the history of, and perhaps has used, "Delete your account." Fusion recently chose the 10 best uses of the meme in Twitter's first 10 years. The list includes replies to such controversial figures as Marco Rubio, Bill Cosby, and Rob Lowe.
Judging from today's creation, Clinton's tweet will belong on future lists.
The tweet has inspired karaoke-like requests for the greatest meme hits.
And deeply confused aging media outlets.
In a tweet sent by staff, Clinton campaign tells Donald Trump to delete his Twitter account pic.twitter.com/4DRY6rJMCU— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 9, 2016
And become a new meme in and of itself.
My one concern now is that everybody is going to think she coined "delete your account," ignorant of the hard work of diligent memesmiths— Matt Weinberger (@gamoid) June 9, 2016
The response is like a fire hose of internet creativity; it can't be captured with a single post. And so I will simply leave you with one final masterpiece.
Okay, one more.