Today, after years of dealing with humiliating photos and texts being made public, Huma Abedin left her e-cheating husband, Anthony Weiner. That information hit the Internet like a ton of bricks. Let’s review.
There’s been a lot of commiserating, relating, and sympathizing going on:
To: Huma Abedin
From: Jane Coaston
— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) August 29, 2016
We’re not Huma but we’re not not Huma.
— jami attenberg (@jamiattenberg) August 29, 2016
huma and hillary at home watching ‘waiting to exhale’ and drinking rose out of the bottle with a straw
— Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) August 29, 2016
Huma deserves better.
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) August 29, 2016
I respect Huma for trying to work it out after one dalliance. Also respect her for recognizing when to call it quits.#WhatAWeiner
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) August 29, 2016
Really glad Huma Abedin felt she could finally separate from Weiner now that the Good Wife is cancelled.
— Mathew Rodriguez (@mathewrodriguez) August 29, 2016
Some conservatives have compared the situation to that of Donald Trump‘s campaign CEO Steve Bannon, who has been accused of being a domestic abuser…
If Huma Abedin’s personal life is off limits then so is Steve Bannon’s.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 29, 2016
…but those are facing criticism:
Steve Bannon was arrested. Huma Abedin wasn’t. (Not saying they aren’t both juicy.) How are the two comparable? False equivalency.
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) August 29, 2016
Equating Weiner with Bannon is sick. He doesn’t run the campaign, doesn’t even work for it. It wasn’t Huma caught at this crap. Stop.
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) August 29, 2016
— iMoore (@imoore8904) August 29, 2016
There have been lambastings of Trump for his suggestion that Weiner’s cheating on Abedin is somehow a side effect of poor judgment on Hillary Clinton‘s part:
Trump can’t even say “people are saying” when it comes to links between Weiner and Clinton’s email scandal. No one is saying. Just him.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) August 29, 2016
— Emily Cahn (@CahnEmily) August 29, 2016
Yes, Trump is worried that a man who cheats is a threat to national security.
cc: Ivana Trump, Marla Maples
— (((Scout))) fr Texas (@about_scout) August 29, 2016
Huma needs good counsel from thrice-married, lifetime philanderer and accused rapist Trump on this front. https://t.co/a27hjzVqTh
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 29, 2016
Weiner’s sexting is creepy.
Trump slept with Maples while Ivana was at church w/ their 3 kids, then posed as his own publicist.
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) August 29, 2016
1. Trump on Weiner (via NYT)
2. Trump’s first marriage
3. and 4. Trump’s second marriage (via “TrumpNation”) pic.twitter.com/szbrmhF69H
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) August 29, 2016
Worries about media handling of the situation are coming to light:
Find the sentence in this WaPo piece that may be the worst thing written about the Anthony Weiner situation: pic.twitter.com/0whFJPeYa3
— Martin Austermuhle (@maustermuhle) August 29, 2016
I am confident that cable coverage of weiner-huma will represent worst of tv journalism
— Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) August 29, 2016
And, of course, there was plenty of Lemonade for everyone and the timing was lost on no one:
— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) August 29, 2016
Beyonce performs Lemonade at the VMAs, Huma Abedin leaves Anthony the next morning. Coincidence? I think not.
— Rachel Simon (@Rachel_Simon) August 29, 2016
Huma right now pic.twitter.com/Uif9LzOnRN
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) August 29, 2016
Huma listening to Lemonade rn like pic.twitter.com/irezZmHy4a
— Christina Grace (@C_GraceT) August 29, 2016
Huma just finished watching last night’s Beyonce concert https://t.co/wzRfngdPcM
— Jazmine Hughes (@jazzedloon) August 29, 2016
How much of Lemonade do you think Hillary has learned by osmosis through Huma?
— Hannah Orenstein (@hannahorens) August 29, 2016
Huma. Ride off into the sunset. Get yours. Dump his. pic.twitter.com/cGg20RcgO7
— Alexandra Svokos (@asvokos) August 29, 2016
Beyoncé called Huma before her VMA performance and said, “Babe, listen hard, ’cause this is for you.”
— Rachel Vorona Cote (@RVoronaCote) August 29, 2016
huma right now pic.twitter.com/EQlshzk9aR
— Ziwe (@ziwe) August 29, 2016
— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) August 29, 2016
Drink up. These tweets aren’t slowing down any time soon.
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