Hillary Clinton continues to troll Donald Trump on Twitter, facing down Trump on what is widely known as his home turf — the place where he communicates to the world.
Many remember when Hillary famously told Trump to delete his Twitter account — Twitter’s way of telling someone to shut up in response to Trump’s comment regarding President Obama endorsing Clinton.
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2016
Saturday was a similar moment. Clinton has received a great deal of backlash because of her comments at a fundraiser in New York City on Friday night where in she stated that:
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”
The Trump campaign has seized upon Clinton’s comment and said that it is an insult to his supporters and the American people generally. Some of his supporters have tried to compare the comments to Mitt Romney’s 47% secretly recorded comment that many claim turned the 2012 election in favor of President Obama who never looked back after that point. Others have likened it to Mr. Obama’s famous — or infamous — comment in the 2008 election which while drawing much criticism, ultimately could not stop Mr. Obama from winning.
In an attempt to take full advantage of Mrs. Clinton’s comment, Trump tweeted on Saturday that:
“While Hillary said horrible things about my supporters, and while many of her supporters will never vote for me, I still respect them all!”
While Hillary said horrible things about my supporters, and while many of her supporters will never vote for me, I still respect them all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2016
Clinton clearly has her team carefully watching over Mr. Trump’s tweets. Within minutes, Clinton responded by tweeting:
“Except for African Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, women, veterans—and any so-called ‘losers’ or ‘dummies.'”
Except for African Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, women, veterans—and any so-called "losers" or "dummies." https://t.co/rbBg2rXZdm
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 10, 2016