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 TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada 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 TrumpEx-Trump, progressive strategists battle over charges of anti-Semitism surrounding Eric Trump Ethics watchdog requests probe into Trump officials traveling to campaign events Trump praises Arizona governor's pick of Jon Kyl to succeed McCain 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.”