‘Delete your account’: Hillary Clinton delivers Twitter burn to Donald Trump
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton engage in their first full-blown social media war, with the Democrats three-word order her most retweeted post ever
Hillary Clinton has some social media advice for Donald Trump: Delete your account.
Her campaign delivered the quintessential burn after the Republican nominee mocked President Barack Obamas endorsement of the presumptive Democratic nominee on Thursday.
Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama_but nobody else does! Trump tweeted.
The terse advice from the Democratic presidential nominee was retweeted 130,000 times in about an hour. In a milestone for both Clintons campaign and her time on Twitter, it became her most retweeted post ever.
Delete your account is a frequently used comeback on social media, often to chastise someone for posting bad content.
It might be considered departure for the often-cautious Clinton, though she has been known to court the millennial vote, performing the viral dance the dab with Ellen DeGeneres and appearing alongside Girls creator Lena Dunham.
Trump shot back with a wordy reference to Clintons email server scandal and the size of her camp.
The pair crossed words on an eventful day in which Obama formally endorsed Clinton for the first time after a conciliatory meeting with her primary opponent Bernie Sanders.
Senator Elizabeth Warren then declared herself ready to be Clintons running mate in the US presidential election.
The Massachusetts senator popular among the progressive wing of the Democratic party made the declaration shortly after endorsing Clinton, calling her a fighter with guts who would keep Trump out of the White House.
Trump takes a typically no-holds-barred approach to social media, with the New York Times maintaining a comprehensive list of the people, places and things [he] has insulted on Twitter.
Trump has 8.76 million followers to Clintons 6.6 million.
The delete your account exchange prompted reactions from across the political spectrum.
If anyone knows how to use a delete key, its 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 some correspondence at the State Department.
But the best response came care of former New York Representative Anthony Weiner, who resigned his seat in Congress after sexual images he sent over Twitter became public.