As those of you who watch Game of Thrones know, Cersei is as villainous as they come.
She lies, cheats, and manipulates to get what she wants. She looked past her late husband’s infidelities if it meant keeping her title as Queen. She murdered hundreds… possibly thousands to stay in power.
So of course, Hillary says she identifies with her.
It comes as little surprise Clinton identifies with the mad queen. In What Happened, her new book about losing the presidential election to Donald Trump, Clinton writes:
“Crowds at Trump rallies called for my imprisonment more times than I can count. They shouted, ‘Guilty! Guilty!’ like the religious zealots in Game of Thrones chanting ‘Shame! Shame!’ while Cersei Lannister walked back to the Red Keep.”
Assuming this reference is genuine—and not something ham-fistedly inserted into the book by a culturally-woke ghostwriter—it’s actually a bit revealing. It’s true that Cersei is a tragic, occasionally sympathetic figure. But she’s also one of the villains of the story: a manifestly incompetent ruler whose greatest talent is hurting every person who crosses her. She doesn’t represent any ideology or philosophy beyond naked self-promotion. More than any other claimant for the Iron Throne of Westeros, she wants to rule because she believes it is her turn.
That Clinton would actively invite readers to make this comparison is, um, probably a partial answer to the question asked by the book’s title. What happened? Nobody wants to vote for a Cersei.
ARE YOU THIS DENSE, HILLARY? You’d really set yourself up like this? REALLY?!
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) September 12, 2017
Lol … And Cersei was guilty. So is Hillary admitting that she’s also guilty?
— Greg Elliott (@grege1953) September 12, 2017
Hillary is the Cersei Lannister of American Politics pic.twitter.com/IuYZuvLgQv
— Jerome (@JeromeTGray) September 11, 2017
Cersei got to be queen. That’s the important part to Hillary.
— H.P. the Cimmerian (@tuesdayreviews) September 12, 2017
Hillary Clinton decides to compare herself to Cersei, who is a spiteful, hate-filled hypocrite who will do anything to win. What a candidate
— Cheese For Everyone! (@CheeseForEvery1) September 12, 2017
Too good, too true…. WHY did she WELCOME these comparisons?!?!!?!?
She’s a moron. That’s why.
PS You know what’s awkward, Hill? You and Cersei are both ruthless, guilty, power hungry b*tches… but there’s one main difference.
Cersei is Queen.
You’ll never be president.