Hillary Clinton is standing up for Sanna Marin, Finland’s partisan prime minister, by recalling her own controversy from her tenure when leaked images of the prime minister went viral. The defeated Democratic presidential nominee compared the scandal surrounding 36-year-old Marin to an old snapshot that advised her to “keep dancing” in the face of criticism.
Clinton shared a picture as she caused a stir as a representative of the US 10 years ago, tearing up the dance floor and sipping a beer. “As Ann Richards said, ‘Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She only did it backwards and in heels,'” Clinton, 74, wrote, citing the late former Texas governor’s now-famous quip.
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“Here I am in Cartagena while I was there for a meeting as Secretary of State,” Clinton wrote, along with the photo of her outflow in Colombia at the conclusion of the VI. Summit of the Americas in 2012. The cheerful former First Lady added, “Keep dancing @marinsanna.” More than 179,000 people instantly liked her post, including the Prime Minister of Finland.
Marin responded with a heart emoji and said, “Thanks @HillaryClinton.” While Marin appreciated the help and the two women had the support of many others, not everyone, particularly those from the European country, shared the same sentiments. Some Finns advised Clinton to stay out of Finnish politics and “take care of US domestic politics” instead.
One person wrote, “I like politicians who can work sober and deal with tough issues and keep the country’s economy and healthcare running.” Another person threw in, “Maybe the best part of the tweet is the one pictured Cartagena trip in 2012 was a large canary in the Secret Service coal mine. Google it.”
I like politicians who can work soberly and deal with difficult issues and keep the country’s economy and healthcare system running.
— W (@OsinkoKoira) August 28, 2022
Perhaps the best part of the tweet is that the 2012 Cartagena trip pictured was a big canary in the Secret Service coal mine. Google it.
— Feuergeyser (@feuergeyser1) August 28, 2022
Raising a recent scandal involving Marin, one person wrote: “The Prime Minister of Finland has tested positive for not having a stick up her ass and enjoying herself after rumors of her use of illegal substances have spread on social media Another person, highlighting the lack of propriety, wrote: “If you were in office would these two pictures be ok with you? Both are from PM’s video conference room. One is from a party she organized. I’ll let you guess which . It’s not about dancing, sex or age. It’s about decency and what’s appropriate and what’s not.”
“The Prime Minister of Finland 🇫🇮 has tested positive for not having a stick up her ass and enjoying herself after rumors about her use of illegal substances spread on social media.”
— tiger10_000 (@tiger10_000) August 28, 2022
If you were in office, would these two pictures be okay with you? Both are from PM’s video conference room. One is from a party she organized. I’ll let you guess which ones.
It’s not about dancing, sex or age. It’s about decency and what’s appropriate and what’s not. pic.twitter.com/Frq2qzbLCQ
— Hugo Fitlund 🇺🇦🇫🇮 (@hobfit1) August 28, 2022
This fourth person feels that Marin is not doing a good job as PM wrote: “I just want our PM to do her job right. So far she has NOT done her job properly. She can dance and that’s cool, but she’s not a dancer. She should be our prime minister.”
I just want our Prime Minister to do her job properly. So far she has NOT done her job properly. She can dance and that’s cool, but she’s not a dancer. She should be our prime minister.
— Seija Laine (@LaaLaaLaine) August 28, 2022
Marin, one of the world’s youngest heads of state at just 36, has come under increasing criticism as opponents speculated she was under the influence of drugs after seeing footage of her erratic dancing. Other leaked footage was shared of the married mum entertaining influencers at her official summer home and dancing with an unidentified man.
Last week, Marin cried as she apologized, saying “I’m human too.” The Prime Minister also revealed she had a drug test to demonstrate her sobriety and her test was returned with negative results.