Donald Trump can't be more of a pain — especially on Twitter. And once again, he couldn't keep his mouth shut after the President Obama's "I'm with her" endorsement was released. Luckily, Hillary Clinton's Twitter account just burned Trump, telling him what everyone on the social media platform has long been thinking: "Delete your account."
Trump's take on the Obama announcement couldn't be more typically him: "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!" He's of course forgetting the nearly 66 million people who voted for Obama in 2012; they probably beg to differ. That's the most votes that any candidate has received in a U.S. presidential election — except for Obama's 69 million votes in 2008.
This may truly mark the beginning of the general election's Twitter wars. If that's the case, it would appear that Hillary is winning. Just over an hour after her team pressed enter, her burn — which quoted Trump's original tweet — already had 118,000 retweets and 120,000 likes. Trump, on the other hand, had just under 10,000 retweets and about 20,000 likes, and his Tweet was up a whole five minutes earlier.
Clinton Social Media Director Alex Wall said on Twitter that this makes it the most retweeted tweet her account has seen during the campaign. Wall is a 2012 Obama campaign alum. He went on to work social at the White House, and is now in Brooklyn overseeing the Hillary for America social media efforts. After today, he may want to ask for a raise. Mainstream media from CNN to USA Today covered the burn.
This isn't the first time that Clinton has responded to offensive Trump comments on Twitter. Her account has addressed Trump by his handle, @realdonaltrump, directly attacking his racist comments about the judge overseeing the Trump University suit, his proposed wall along the Mexican border, and more.
Both on and off Twitter, Clinton has been attempting to focus her campaigning on Trump, something that will only accelerate now that she has clinched the Democratic nomination. At a speech last week, she talked Trump. "He's not just unprepared — he's temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability, and immense responsibility," she told a crowd in San Diego. Voters will likely hear a lot more similar rhetoric in the months to come.
Trump is thought to at least decide the content of his tweets — he yells out what he wants to say at "the young ladies" in his office during the day. He also writes many himself. Today's attack on Obama and Clinton was in response to President Obama's endorsement of Clinton. After staying impartial throughout the primary season, Obama officially said he's with her and will be out campaigning to defeat Trump.
Clinton will need everybody she can get on her team. Luckily, @POTUS is pretty good at social media too.