Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton posted a photo of herself dancing in support of Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who has been criticized since the release of personal videos of her dancing with a drink in hand during a party.
"As Ann Richard said, 'Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." This is the caption that accompanies the photo that has been setting social networks on fire since last night: Hillary Clinton, immortalized in the middle of a dance move, smiling and arms in the air, surrounded by a crowd of other dancers. The photo dates from a trip to Cartagena, Colombia, when she was Secretary of State. Why is she releasing this happy memory today? It is a sign of support, from one politician to another.
"Keep dancing, @sannamarin," concludes the former First Lady of the United States. Hillary Clinton is referring to the criticism that has been leveled at Sanna Marin, the Finnish Prime Minister, because of personal videos released two weeks ago. The head of government is seen swaying, drink in hand, at a private party in Helsinki. Forced to take a drug test to silence the rumors massively propagated by her detractors, she also had to answer for her actions several times in a press conference. With tears in her eyes, the 36-year-old first recalled that she is a "human being", who needs "light and joy". She assured that she was alert at the time of this evening: "My ability to act was good. I didn't expect to have a meeting." More recently, Sanna Marin closed the debate by refocusing her priorities on her missions, "I think about Ukraine, I think about you, and I do my job."
Hillary Clinton's photo echoes her speech, giving the image of a politician who is having fun, yet not letting go of her professional demands. Visibly touched by this attention, Sanna Marin shared the photo of Hilary Clinton with, as a simple comment, a "thank you" supported by a heart emoji. In Finland, she can count on the support of women, mostly young and progressive, who launched the movement #solidaritywithSanna and publishes photos of them dancing on social networks.