Clinton responds humorously to Onion article mocking her 'fun' side
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Democrats more likely Trump's foil, than to foil Trump MORE’s campaign is responding to a satirical article in The Onion about the Democratic presidential candidate titled, “I Am Fun.”

The faux op-ed posted Tuesday claims to be written by Clinton and pokes fun at the former secretary of State’s attempts to show her lighter side in a recent media blitz.


“I enjoy fun. I both have fun and can be fun. Fun is a word that accurately describes me and a large quantity of things of which I am fond,” the humor publication writes.

The Clinton camp linked to the Onion story in a Tuesday tweet:

“I appreciate fun when I encounter it, and I have been known to partake in activities that produce fun for myself and others,” the article states.

“I can also cite several instances in which I have demonstrated my fun side in public forums,” the piece continues. “I have been on broadcasts of late-night television programs. I have been fun on multiple social media platforms, wherein I can also be witnessed taking a carefree approach to life.”

Clinton, 68, made a cameo earlier this month on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” She also showed off some dance moves on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and is poised to make her first appearance on CBS’s “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday.

Strategists within Clinton’s campaign said last month that she would be attempting to show what a New York Times headline described as “more humor and heart” on the campaign trail.

The Onion story concludes by saying, “Now that I have presented adequate evidence for the existence of my fun, accessible nature, there will be no need to revisit this subject going forward.”