Chelsea Clinton welcomes Twitter trolls' comparison to Howdy Doody

Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday welcomed critical tweets from trolls comparing her to Howdy Doody, saying that she is proud to be associated with a character that represents “allyship and kindness.”

The former first daughter shared a tweet that superimposed Howdy Doody’s face onto her body in a screenshot from a television interview, and thanked the poster for introducing her to the character’s positive qualities.

“Thanks to Richard & all the people on Twitter who’ve compared me to Howdy Doody, I now know a bit about him, including that he stood up to bullies & believed in being kind to animals,” she wrote. “I’m always happy to be on the side of allyship & kindness. Thanks again!”

Clinton, who has been vocal about her opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump’s turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE, has come to the defense of his youngest son, Barron, saying that the media should leave him alone and allow him to have a private childhood. She and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpIvanka Trump's fashion line dropped from Hudson's Bay due to 'performance' Trump's harsh immigration policies are a gift for human traffickers Let’s not talk about family leave without talking about child care MORE, the president's daughter, have also defended Malia Obama.

Clinton responded similarly to a tweet earlier this month comparing her to a donkey, saying she was “flattered” because the animals are “known for their independence, intelligence & persistence.”