Hillary Clinton was caught struggling to use her subway card to enter a New York City train during a Thursday visit to the city.
It took the former New York senator and Democratic presidential frontrunner five swipes to finally pass through the turnstile as news cameras and onlookers homed in on the uncomfortable moment.
Many people declared that they found the moment relatable to their own commuter experience.
Here are some of the tweets following Clinton’s subway struggles:
Yes, it took Hillary Clinton three or four swipes to get through the turnstile. Also, it takes everyone three or four swipes.
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) April 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton demonstrating more familiarity with the subway than Andrew Cuomo or Bill de Blasio tbh
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) April 7, 2016
Great tabloid story would have been to discover Hillary under the cover of night practicing her subway swipe at the Cortelyou station.
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) April 7, 2016
It’s not the first-time a New York subway-related moment has picked up steam for a Democratic presidential candidate this week. In an interview with the Daily News, a New York tabloid, Bernie Sanders said people ride the subway by paying with a “token.” Sanders later offered that “you jump over the turnstile.”
Lmfao. Hillary Clinton is currently riding the NYC subway live on CNN. Mic drop to Bernie. She knows what a metro card is.
— Dallas Strawn (@No1Dallas) April 7, 2016
Hillary hitting the subway is just a big Bernie troll over his “token” comment to NYDN
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 7, 2016