Thursday 8 December 2016

Hillary Clinton burns Donald Trump with excellent reply to ‘crooked’ tweet

Published 10/06/2016 | 07:07

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts before speaking to supporters at her California primary night rally held in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts before speaking to supporters at her California primary night rally held in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

After Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton hours after a meeting with Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump couldn’t resist having his say.

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The boisterous billionaire called the Democratic presidential nomination ‘crooked’ in a tweet shared and liked by thousands of Twitter users.

He added: “Crooked Hillary Clinton will be a disaster on jobs, the economy, trade, healthcare, the military, guns and just about all else. Obama plus!”

In a tweet shared and liked by more than 400,000 users, becoming her most retweeted post ever, Clinton simply replied: 'Delete your account'.

Not one to shirk from a fight. Trump replied with: "How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up--and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?"

Obama endorsed Clinton in a video:

"Look, I know how hard this job can be, that's why I know Hillary will be so good at it. In fact I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office. She's got the courage, the compassion and the heart to get the job done.

"I have seen her judgement, I have seen her toughness, I've seen her commitment to our values up close.

"I'm with her, and I cannot wait to get out there and campaign for Hillary."

Here's what Mr Obama has to say about Bernie Sanders:

"There are millions of Americans, not just Democrats, who've cast their ballots for the very first time. And a lot of that is thanks to Senator Bernie Sanders, who has run an incredible campaign. I had a great meeting with him this week and I thanked him for shining a spotlight on issues like economic inequality, on the outsized influence of money on our politics, and bringing young people into the process."

Mr Obama also turned his attention to the need for unity in the Democratic Party:

"Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders may have been rivals during this primary, but they're both patriots who love this country, and they share a vision the America we all believe in. An America that's hopeful, an America that's big-hearted. An America that's strong and fair and gives every child the same chance that we had. Those are the values that united us as Democrats. Those are the values that make America great. Those are the values that are going to be tested in this elected. And if we all come together in common effort, I'm convinced we won't just win in November, we'll build on the progress we've made and we will win a brighter future for this country that we love."

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