Hillary Clinton is a politician who’s moving with the times. The 67-year-old, who’s running in the US presidential election in 2016, joined Instagram yesterday, and her first post was perfectly on point.
Affectionately famed for her love of pant suits that’s she’s sported over the years, Hillary Clinton’s debut post was a picture of a rack of pant suits lined up in red, white and blue (to resemble the US flag) with the caption: ‘Hard Choices’, which is the title of her 2014 memoir. We love this so much.
Within an hour the Democratic frontrunner had already notched up 13,000 Instagram followers and today it stands at an impressive 76,600. Her bio reads: ‘Doting grandmother, among other things. #Hillary2016’ and the social network masses are crazy about her already.
Comments left under her post include: ‘U R my queen, ‘You’re hilarious, I love you’, ‘BOOM!’ and ‘my girl can joke.’ While others were slightly less appreciative, with: ‘Um, no oldies on Instagram.’ Rude.
On Twitter, she’s been promising that her Instagram will give a behind-the-scenes look at the campaign, and we can’t wait. (And yes we’re hoping it’ll look like a set visit on House of Cards or The West Wing – don’t judge us.)
If Hillary wants to take some inspiration from other female politicians who are tapping their thumbs on Insta, then she might want to follow Labour’s Luciana Berger who uploads cool pictures like Chvrches gigs, or Stella Creasy who shares pictures of cats and dogs. Oh come on, who doesn’t love pet pics?
We can’t wait to see what she posts next. Join the Hillary love and follow her in Instagram @hillaryclinton
By Lauren Franklin