Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton’s close, long-time aide, as well as the wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
On Monday, Abedin joined Twitter in a big way.
You can be a proud American, a proud Muslim, and proudly serve this great country. Pride versus prejudice.
— Huma Abedin (@HumaAbedin) September 21, 2015
Abedin is a Muslim. Her tweet was, seemingly, a jab at Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, who said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press:
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”
Carson further reiterated and clarified his comment Monday both in an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity and in a Facebook post.
“I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenant of Islam: Sharia Law,” he wrote on Facebook. “I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenants are fully renounced…I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President.”
For her part, Abedin appeared to have enjoyed joining the Twitter-sphere:
She received both a ton of support and a whole lot of backlash for her initial tweet.
However, she probably valued this response more than some of the others:
Photo via Getty Images