2016 ended on a devastating note for former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Now, a list of the least influential people of the year is adding insult to her injury.
Men’s magazine GQ announced its annual list of the year’s least influential people.
“These are the people who added their own little secret ingredient to the hearty gumbo of American vapidity that gave us President[-elect Donald] Trump,” Drew Magary of GQ writes. “Without them, the most ridiculous thing ever to happen never would have happened.”
Among the likes of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton makes the list.
“I hate putting her here, given that liberals turned on her like pit vipers the moment she conceded, and given that nearly three million more people voted for her than her opponent, and given that Russia deliberately hijacked the election cycle,” Magary writes.
He goes on to explain why she is on the list:
But I have no choice. When you lose an election to Donald Trump, you belong on this list. How do you f*** that up?? It's Donald Trump! I genuinely doubt whether that man can tie his own shoes, and he still beat her. Would it have killed you to visit Wisconsin, Hillary? I know it's full of fat people and bad pretzels, but sometimes you gotta come out of your fundraising hole and kiss some babies. I'll never get over it. I'll be 80 and on my deathbed and my kids will be around me and I'll beckon them closer and, in my final moments, I will whisper these words like a secret: "I can't believe she lost to that a**hole."
But while GQ may have voiced its frustration over the election by effectively naming Clinton worthless, Time magazine nominated Clinton as the “runner-up” Person of the Year. Trump won the main title.
“Hillary Clinton made history for three decades as an advocate, a First Lady, a Senator, and a Secretary of State, but she will now be remembered as much for what she didn’t do as what she did,” notes Time. “She’s the woman who was almost President, she is what might have been and what will yet be.”