Hillary Clinton has once again been criticized for not looking cheerful enough — this time by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.
Responding to NBC's much-maligned Commander-in-Chief Forum on Wednesday, where Clinton and fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump took turns speaking about foreign policy, Priebus took it upon himself to tweet a complaint that Clinton wasn't smiling enough.
Shortly after, Priebus tweeted that Clinton "is the wrong choice for Commander in Chief."
Complaining that Clinton doesn't smile enough is a tired, sexist trope. In fact, Clinton herself clapped back at Priebus by pointing out that someone who is running for the highest office in the land might not have a smile constantly plastered to their face.
As Jessica Valenti wrote in a piece for the Guardian in March, "Of all the things women hear from men — whether street harassers or pundits — there is special disdain for 'smile' because of its particular condescension, and the tired trope that women should be forever chipper even as they're walking down the street or, you know, running for president of the United States."
But that hasn't stopped GOP party officials and pundits alike from lobbing the played-out double standard at Clinton.
Well, if smiling is part of what determines whether or not a candidate is fit to be commander-in-chief, here is Priebus' party's own nominee sporting — as Priebus put it — "no smile" and looking "uncomfortable."