Twitter erupted when the Republican National Committee chairman implied that Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonI voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary Meghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' MORE should smile more after her appearance on NBC News for a presidential forum on Wednesday night.
"Hillary Clinton was angry [and] defensive the entire time — no smile and uncomfortable — upset that she was caught wrongly sending our secrets," Reince Priebus tweeted after the event.
@HillaryClinton was angry + defensive the entire time - no smile and uncomfortable - upset that she was caught wrongly sending our secrets.— Reince Priebus (@Reince) September 8, 2016
Clinton's campaign fired back:
Actually, that’s just what taking the office of President seriously looks like. https://t.co/Pyn92mesom— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 8, 2016
Twitter users took notice of the comment on the former secretary of State's expression while answering serious questions.
Did you just...tell the former Secretary of State to smile? https://t.co/UtIYTLfInX— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) September 8, 2016
Stop telling women to smile. https://t.co/PxavqLvv7a— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) September 8, 2016
@Reince Smile sweetie.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) September 8, 2016
Trump attacked US generals and praised Putin and thats ok but Hillary didn’t smile enough. Got it. https://t.co/xnA2mt2OrD— Josh Schwerin (@JoshSchwerin) September 8, 2016
National moratorium on telling female politicians to smile more, okay? thx https://t.co/cGjRDN01yw— daveweigel (@daveweigel) September 8, 2016
Also, did Trump smile? Is a smile an appropriate response to Qs about the VA and war? Chrissake.— daveweigel (@daveweigel) September 8, 2016
When the best you've got on your opponent is "smile more," that's how you know you've lost tonight's forum. https://t.co/NTEEVErNk7— Teddy Goff (@teddygoff) September 8, 2016
Smile, darlin' https://t.co/QvjdgWxp2M— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 8, 2016
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough got into hot water earlier this year when he told Clinton to smile after she won several big primaries, which many saw as a sexist comment.