Clinton’s 3 Word Response to Trump Sets the Tone For General Election

By Steven Klett, Epoch Times
June 9, 2016 Updated: June 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump officially started the general election with a series of back-and-forth messages over Twitter following the announcement that President Obama would be endorsing Clinton.

Trump sparked it off with a response to the Obama endorsement using his catchphrase for Clinton “Crooked Hillary”:

“Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!”

Clinton responded within minutes: “Delete your account.”  

The three word response got a huge reaction from social media, with almost 200,000 retweets and almost 215,000 likes, less than 6 hours after the tweet, making it the most retweeted post by Clinton yet. 

Trump responded with the tweet: “How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up–and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?”

Head of the Republican National Committee weighed in with his own zinger directed at Clinton, also referencing her email scandal: “If anyone knows how to use a delete key, it’s you.”

President Obama’s endorsement, which set off this flurry of back-and-forth Twitter-sparring, came at the end of a hard-fought battle against rival Bernie Sanders. 

Clinton clinched the nomination after winning decisively in the June 7 primaries, making her the first ever female presumptive nominee of any major American party. 

“I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” said Obama on the three-minute video endorsing her. 

“She’s got the courage, the compassion, and the heart to get the job done. And I say that as somebody who had to debate her more than 20 times,” the president continued, referring to his hard-won 2008 primary. 

“I want those of you who have been with me since the beginning of this incredible journey to be the first to know that I’m with her,” he said. “I am fired up. And I can’t wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary.”

Its was also announced that Obama and Clinton will give their first joint rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin on June 15.