The 2016 election is the gift that keeps on giving as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tonight decided to take shots at one another on Twitter.
First, Trump took a swipe at Hillary in a tweet criticizing Clinton’s comments made Wednesday at the Code Conference in California, where she discussed her thoughts on the reasons why she lost the 2016 election.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate,” Donald Trump wrote. “Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC.”
A short while later, Hillary Clinton responded with a tweet of her own.
“People in covfefe houses shouldn’t throw covfefe,” Hillary Clinton wrote.
Hillary Clinton is referring to a tweet made by Donald Trump late Tuesday night that read, “despite the constant negative press covfefe.”
The “covfefe” tweet seemed to be an error, and by early the next morning the tweet had been deleted and Trump joked in another tweet that people should try to figure out what the word means.
Donald Trump’s tweet about Hillary is referring to comments Hillary Clinton made in which she seemed to place some of the blame for her loss on her party’s organizational structure, according to CNN.
“I take responsibility for every decision I make – but that’s not why I lost,” Clinton said. “I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party. It was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong. I had to inject money into it – the DNC – to keep it going.”
Clinton also blamed the events immediately preceding the election where James Comey released a now-infamous letter saying the investigation into her email server was being reopened to consider new information found on a computer belonging to Huma Abedin that came under scrutiny as the result of an NYPD investigation into her husband, disgraced former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate. Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2017
People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2017
Perhaps Donald Trump was set off by comments Hillary Clinton made about him during a commencement speech she gave at Wellesley College this past weekend. According to Business Insider, Clinton made quite a few not-so-subtle digs at Trump during the speech, including criticism of the Trump administration’s use of “alternative facts.”
“When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society,” Clinton said, telling the crowd that the Trump administration is “even denying things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds and then defending themselves by talking about ‘alternative facts.'”
In her Wellesley speech, Hillary Clinton also took some shots at Trump’s recent proposed budget, calling it “an attack of unimaginable cruelty on the most vulnerable among us — the youngest, the oldest, the poorest, and hardworking people who need a little help to gain or hang on to a decent middle-class life.”
When asked, Hillary Clinton did tell the crowd at the Code Conference that she is not going to run for president again in 2020, but was quick to add, “I won 3 million more votes than the other guy.”
Whether you’re a Donald Trump supporter, a Hillary Clinton supporter, or perhaps a third party or non-voter, it’s hard to deny that the division felt within the United States prior to the election has not gone away in the four months that Donald Trump has been serving as president of the United States. With Trump and Clinton engaging in Twitter battles, we are not likely to see an end to that division anytime soon.
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