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They faced off in what may have been one of America’s most deeply divisive elections, and there are clearly still some bitter feelings between them. At least, that’s one interpretation of the little Twitter spat they got into this week over Trump’s recent “covfefe” blunder on Twitter.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate. Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday, responding to comments made by Clinton at Recode’s 2017 Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
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
Clinton fired right back.
“People in covfefe houses shouldn’t throw covfefe,” she wrote.
People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2017
Clinton’s scathing tweet was clearly a reference to the now-infamous “covfefe” tweet Trump sent out earlier in the week. Early Wednesday morning, he wrote the tweet which contained a glaring typo: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” Trump later tried to make fun of his typo by joking about whether anyone knew what “covfefe” meant. Oh brother.
The internet pretty much lost its collective mind over the tweet, because let’s be honest, about 98 percent of American political discourse takes place on Twitter now. Trump’s tweet was either comedic gold or an actual policy statement, but no one could really tell which. While Clinton’s reference to that silliness was quick and clever, we can’t help but wonder why she can’t take the high road and act like a real politician, which would mean taking petty disagreements, I don’t know, anywhere except social media?
But this is the world we live in now. We expect to be able to vote by tweet by the 2018 midterms.
Politics today, ladies and gentlemen. Covfefe to all, and to all a covfefe.