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Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump continued to re-litigate the 2016 election.
In a series of tweets, the two sparred over Clinton’s newly-released campaign memoir “What Happened.”
In several tweets on Wednesday evening, Trump criticized Clinton for blaming various outside actors like FBI Director James Comey and Russia for her 2016 election loss, saying that Clinton had “no game,” and claiming her description of some Trump supporters as “deplorables” alienated voters.
The former secretary of state responded on Twitter on Thursday, suggesting Trump to buy the children’s picture book adaptation of her 1996 book “It Takes A Village,” a then-popular manifesto about what it takes for children to succeed in the US.
Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss. She lost the debates and lost her direction!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
If you didn't like that book, try this one — some good lessons in here about working together to solve problems. Happy to send a copy. pic.twitter.com/7dmVJ44mZu
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 14, 2017
Throughout the 2016 campaign, Clinton’s campaign regularly exchanged Twitter barbs with other opponents, including Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
The president has fallen back into the habit in recent weeks, retweeting a meme mocking “What Happened.”
The release of Clinton’s book this week sparked another flurry of analysis about the causes of her upset loss to Trump, and whether her belief that Comey, Russia, and Trump’s ability to tap racial resentment contributed.
Though many have focused on the book’s critique of members of her own party, Clinton reserves the harshest criticism for Trump, whom she argued engaged in a “war on truth” and played to voters’ cynicism.