Clinton Campaign: ‘You F*ck With Hill, You F*ck With Harlem’
The Hillary Clinton campaign sent out a message Wednesday morning quoting a report on Clinton’s appearance in Harlem Tuesday that carried a profane, intimidating message of Black racial solidarity.
Tyrone Gayle, who has the title of Regional Communications for Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid sent out a series of tweets promoting Clinton’s speech in Harlem at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center. Two of the tweets were about a gushing article on the speech by Rembert Browne in New York Magazine entitled, How Hillary Clinton Won Harlem.
Gayle tweeted a two-paragraph excerpt of the article that contained the unedited statement, “You f*** with Hill, you f*** with Harlem.
There was one moment in Rangel’s introduction, however, when his presence — and his actions — were undeniably infectious to everyone in the room, especially the Black Harlemites: “It’s been brought to my attention that some people have been following the secretary of State around to disrupt rather than to instruct. Please be informed, you are in the village of Harlem.”
This was met with wild applause from the room, a big smile from Hillary, and a Holder whisper to Cuomo, followed by laughs from both men. It was one of the more street-cred-pumping moments this campaign has seen. You fuck with Hill, you fuck with Harlem. And it capped off a perfect warm-up act for Hillary — New York State, New York City, and Harlem supporting not only Hillary being the next president, but her as someone who could do a lot of good for black people.
Hillary Clinton in Harlem before a who's who of black political life in NYC + DeBlasios, Rangel, Cuomos, Holder pic.twitter.com/HRPy1DnbYN
— Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee) February 16, 2016
MSNBC reporter Trymaine Lee posted a photo demonstrating the political star power behind Clinton in Harlem.
Clinton was introduced by Rep. Charles Rangel of Harlem and was accompanied on stage by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, New York City Mayor de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his girlfriend Sandra Lee.