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Campaign tweet-fight! Clinton, Trump camps brawl on Twitter

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, speaks at a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester on Tuesday in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in Culver City, Calif. on June 3.

WASHINGTON » Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are engaged in their first full-blown Twitter war.

Trump started it, mocking President Barack Obama’s endorsement of the presumptive Democratic nominee today.

“Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!” Trump tweeted.

Clinton’s campaign responded with an epic troll: “Delete your account,” her campaign replied.

The message marked a departure for the often cautious Clinton and quickly went viral, getting retweeted 130,000 times in about an hour. It was a campaign milestone: Clinton’s most retweeted tweet.

“Delete your account” is a typical joke used on the social media site, often deployed when someone has failed to be funny.

But Trump, who’s known for his brash voice on the site, shot back with his own missive.

“How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up—and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?” he wrote.

It was a reference to Clinton’s email scandal and the fact that his skeleton campaign staff is dwarfed for her army in Brooklyn.

The exchange prompted reactions from across the political spectrum.

“If anyone knows how to use a delete key, it’s you,” replied Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, in a reference to the messages Clinton deleted from the private server she used for her correspondence at the State Department.

Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner also weighed in, tweeting: “Too late to for some of us.” Weiner resigned his seat in Congress after sexual messages he sent over the social media site became public.

When Clinton announced in March 2015 that she had turned over 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department for public release, she also she said she “chose not to keep my private, personal emails.”

The deletion of more than 32,000 emails from her private server did not completely wipe out all remaining records. The FBI reported to court filing Monday that data retrieved from the server is being treated as evidence in the agency’s probe of Clinton’s server.

Trump has 8.76 million followers to Clinton’s 6.6 million.

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  • Mr. Trump continues his decline into madness. He acts like a spoiled 8 year old.

    He’s very fortunate that his father left him that $100 million. Very.

    What a disgrace.

        • You need to read the (Republican) congressional investigation reports. There are plenty, so just pick one at random. None of them suggest anything like you’ve been writing, every day, over and over and over and over, for months. None of them. You are just making this up.

  • When our kids start losing respect of each other and their behavior are like these two presidential candidates, they are instantly reprimanded to stop or else….. Fortunately for all concern “or else” was never needed, they were wise enough to know their conducts weren’t acceptable. Thus, these two presidential “kids” better grow up ASAP, our country needs an adult to lead us!

  • The Donald, successful, intelligent, tough, business man versus Crooked hiLIARy, Benghazi…left Americans to be tortured, murdered & blamed it on a video, rapist hubby. I vote for The Donald who’ll make America Great Again!!!

    • I see that you don’t read USA Today. Besides being a fragile, thin skinned racist buffoon, he doesn’t pay his bills. He stiffs small businesses and forces them out of business because they’re too small to fight him.

      Yeah … that’s someone worth voting for!

    • The Donald bribed the Florida attorney general with $25,000 to make her withdraw her offer to join the New York suit against his university. Talk about crooked.

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