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Clinton and Trump are once again locked in a Twitter war

This time, it’s over Clinton’s comments about Democrats at the Code Conference.

Hillary Clinton, Code 2017 Asa Mathat

Hillary Clinton reopened her war with Donald Trump on Wednesday, slamming her former Republican opponent, then criticizing her own party for its lack of preparedness during the 2016 election.

To Clinton, one of the key roadblocks during her bid for the White House was the Democratic National Committee, which she described at the Code Conference as “bankrupt” at the time she won the nomination and on “the verge of insolvency.” Clinton said she “inherit[ed] nothing” from the DNC, which raises money and recruits candidates. “Its data was mediocre to poor,” Clinton stressed.

Clinton offered other criticism: She raised Trump’s potential ties to Russia, for example, charging that the forces that hacked Democrats’ emails, leaked them online and spread “fake news” were potentially “guided” by Americans. And she chided Trump for tweeting a late-night typo — “covfefe,” as he wrote, perhaps a reference to the word coverage — as a “message” to Moscow.

In doing so, though, Clinton also reignited a Twitter war with Trump.

Reince Priebus, who served as the leader of the DNC’s GOP rival before becoming Trump’s chief of staff in the White House, boasted that the Republican National Committee had outpaced Democrats in its ability to reach voters using technology.

Then, Trump himself got involved:

And finally, Clinton fired back:

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