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13 Hilariously Embarrassing Tweets by Politicians

Updated June 14, 2019 733 votes 154 voters 20.9k views13 items

List RulesVote up the most hilarious Twitter mistakes by local and international politicians.

You don't have to search very far to find hilarious political Twitter fails, especially as more and more politicians join the social media bandwagon. Not every legislator can be as cool as Cory Booker or as awesome at selfies as Hilary Clinton. Even the sharpest politicians are destined to send out an embarrassing tweet now and again. 

From "accidental" confessions to awkward typos, politicians have made some of the biggest Twitter gaffes in history. Some end in mild embarrassment, others in resignation. All of them are totally hilarious. What are the absolute worst Tweets by politicians? 

Vote for your favorite hilariously embarrassing political tweets!
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    Yvette Clarke Honors Abraham Lincoln

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    Nope. Sorry, NY rep Yvette Clarke. #Lincoln was, in fact, our 16th president. 

    (Source politwhoops.sunlightfoundation.com)
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    Steve Stockman Ruins a Meme

    Senator Steve Stockman gets an A for effort, but his attempt to hijack the Doge meme for political gain gets an F- on execution. The Texas congressman's attempt at Internet mudslinging didn't do much to hurt his opponent, Sen. John Cornyn, in the Texas U.S. Senate primary. 

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    Ed Miliband Forgets His Favorite TV Show

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    The death of Bob Holness affected UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband so much he could barely remember the name of the star's most famous show. (Hint: It's Blockbusters.)

    (Source telegraph.co.uk)
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    Juan Vargas Has Thoughts About Children

    We're pretty sure California rep Juan Vargas was trying to say "exploitation." 

    (Source politwhoops.sunlightfoundation.com)
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