Chelsea Clinton has a word or two for the trolls who have compared her to Howdy Doody on Twitter — and they might not be the words one would expect.
Former first daughter Clinton took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank those who have likened her to the iconic puppet, saying that, thanks to the comparisons, she learned about his positive attributes.
Clinton’s thanks came in response to a Twitter user identified as Richard Rothchild, who tweeted a photo at Clinton which depicted her with Howdy Doody’s famously freckled face superimposed over her own.
“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,” Clinton wrote.
“I’m always happy to be on the side of allyship & kindness. Thanks again!” she added.
Clinton is no stranger to attacks on her looks, having been compared to a dog by radio personality Rush Limbaugh in 1992 when she was 12.
Last year, Clinton stood up for President Trump’s youngest son Barron, after Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller ran an article headlined, “It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House.”
“It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves,” Clinton tweeted in response.
Clinton’s response was followed by a thank you from first lady Melania Trump, who tweeted, “Thank you @ChelseaClinton – so important to support all of our children in being themselves! #StopChildhoodBullying.”
Check out Clinton’s response below:
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. I’m always happy to be on the side of allyship & kindness. Thanks again! https://t.co/5crLGKnL3U
– Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 12, 2018