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Bernie Sanders enlists extra-large Trump tweet for Senate fight

This may be the most clever way President-elect Donald Trump's tweets have been used against him.

Donald Trump's tweeting has been a big topic over the past year, especially since he became the president elect. Now, his tweets have literally entered the political arena.

As the US Senate began debating the fate of Obamacare, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont spoke on the floor Wednesday, urging Trump to keep his word and not make cuts to health care.

In case anyone thought Trump hadn't said that, or that perhaps there was some ambiguity in the matter, Sanders brought with him physical evidence: an extra-large cardboard version of a Trump tweet from May 2015.

"I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me," read Trump's tweet.

Twitter has been a major communication tool for Trump, whose tweets are often a source of controversy.

"It's a great form of communication," he told CBS' "60 Minutes" in November. "I'm not saying I love it, but it does get the word out. When you give me a bad story or when you give me an inaccurate story ... I have a method of fighting back." (Disclosure: CBS is the parent company of CNET.)