Monica Lewinsky has won the internet after she jumped on board the "I have a joke" Twitter trend over the weekend with her take on internships. As the trend took off on Friday and carried on throughout the weekend, Lewinsky, who, as an intern at the age of 22, had an affair with former President Bill Clinton, took to the social media platform to poke fun at that infamous relationship, which has continued to make headlines.
i have an intern joke and it... nevermind. https://t.co/SCHRGYVIJV— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) July 24, 2020
Clinton and Lewinsky, an intern at Clinton's White House, had an affair that eventually became public in 1998. Clinton had denied the relationship multiple times, leading to his eventual impeachment for perjury. Clinton was ultimately acquitted. In the decades since those infamous headlines, Lewinsky has become an anti-bullying advocate and is known for her sense of humor on social media, though it seems to be her Friday night tweet that is taking home the prize.
By Monday morning, the tweet had been liked more than 526,000 times and boasted more than 75,000 retweets, with thousands of comments praising Lewinsky's take. Across Twitter, Lewinsky was praised as the queen of the internet, with some stating that she is among the "greatest of Twitter's accounts." Keep scrolling to see the reactions Lewisnky's tweet prompted.
Omg Monica pic.twitter.com/gJ0sa320Zd— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 24, 2020
Monica wins the internet— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 24, 2020
Monica Lewinsky is consistently among the greatest of Twitter's accounts.🚀🇺🇸— AltSpaceForce 🚀🇺🇸 (@AltSpaceForce1) July 24, 2020
You win— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) July 24, 2020
Didn’t know I was gonna follow Monica Lewinsky today, but here we are.— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) July 24, 2020
Epic ..... https://t.co/L0wUPTt0sw— Sahil Joshi (@sahiljoshii) July 25, 2020
Twitter doesn't deserve you.— Craig Needles (@NeedlesOnNews) July 24, 2020
The best tweet.— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) July 24, 2020
Nobody does Twitter better than Monica Lewinsky.— Jorge Guajardo (@jorge_guajardo) July 24, 2020
LEGEND— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) July 25, 2020
I hereby move to place @MonicaLewinsky as the unquestionable winner of this Twitter meme and invite the rest of you to stop your puns and return to posting snark about your political opponents https://t.co/yY6gcYNqFl— Peter Conti-Brown (@PeterContiBrown) July 24, 2020