Lena Dunham is struggling to cope with the election of Donald Trump. The woke celeb recently said she was “terrified” that “a predator will soon be residing in the White House.”
Dunham doesn’t just despise Trump, she was also a big fan of Hillary Clinton, acting as a campaign surrogate and speaking at the Democratic convention.
Dunham reflected on the election result in a lengthy post on her website, Lenny Letter, describing how she woke up on Election Day feeling “like a bride: rosy, thrilled, a little controlling about how MY perfect day would be spent.”
It didn’t turn out that way. Dunham described the scene at Hillary’s “victory” party as the results came in:
The three hours I spent at the Javits Center Tuesday night, surrounded by campaign staffers and fellow surrogates for Hillary Clinton, are blurred and spotty. At a certain point it became clear something had gone horribly wrong. Celebrants’ faces turned. The modeling had been incorrect. Watching the numbers in Florida, I touched my face and realized I was crying. “Can we please go home?” I said to my boyfriend. I could tell he was having trouble breathing, and I could feel my chin breaking into hives. Another woman showed me her matching hive, hidden by fresh concealer.
On Tuesday, Dunham’s website continued to reflect on the results of the election, publishing what is essentially a love letter to Hillary Clinton, authored by TV critic Virginia Heffernan.
The piece, titled “Hillary Clinton is More Than a President,” describes the regret of a voter who wishes she had more openly expressed her love for Hillary Clinton, and criticizes the media for not reporting on the “historic levels of adoration” the candidate inspired amongst her fans.
“If only one reporter — they knew about us — could have published a headline like ‘Clinton Inspires Historic Levels of Adoration From Her Supporters’ about the people who have had their lives transformed by the power of her brilliant campaign, unrivaled effectiveness, and extraordinary career,” Heffernan writes. “Just one headline like that, like the ones Bill Clinton got.”
Nov. 3: "Why Is Hillary Clinton So Widely Loved?"
Nov. 13: "What Hillary Clinton's Fans Love About Her"
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Hillary is a “feminist hero” who never got to be regarded as a “legend,” even though “she is one, easily surpassing Ben Franklin, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs.” She will go down in history “decorated as an epochal heroine far too extraordinary to be contained by the mere White House…Hillary is Athena.”
Heffernan writes that the “cultural canonization” of Hillary Clinton should start right now:
I want to reverse the usual schedule of things, then. We don’t have to wait until she dies to act. Hillary Clinton’s name belongs on ships, and airports, and tattoos. She deserves straight-up hagiographies and a sold-out Broadway show called RODHAM. Yes, this cultural canonization is going to come after the chronic, constant, nonstop “On the other hand” sexist hedging around her legacy. But such is the courage of Hillary Clinton and her supporters; we reverse patriarchal orders. Maybe she is more than a president. Maybe she is an idea, a world-historical heroine, light itself. The presidency is too small for her. She belongs to a much more elite class of Americans, the more-than-presidents. Neil Armstrong, Martin Luther King Jr., Alexander Fucking Hamilton.
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