RNC Chief Criticized For Telling Clinton To ‘Smile’ During National Security Forum

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Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus gave Hillary Clinton’s performance at Wednesday’s NBC town hall negative marks because, in part, he didn’t like her facial expression.

Priebus fired off a tweet calling the Democratic nominee “angry + defensive” during the national security-focused event. “No smile and uncomfortable,” he added.

Many on Twitter saw the RNC official’s remarks as yet another example of the tired sexist trope in which female politicians are scrutinized for the way they dress and their body language in ways that male public figures are not.

The Clinton campaign said as much, explaining that her expression was “just what taking the office of President seriously looks like.”

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