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Clinton on Trump: 'A man you can bait with a tweet'

Technically Incorrect: During her speech at the Democratic National Convention the candidate digs at her rival's tweeting complex. It turns out to be her most retweeted moment.

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She's tittering at his Twittering.

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If you're going to make a man feel small, you have two choices.

You either go for his hands or you go for his Twitter habits.

During her speech on Thursday to the Democratic National Convention, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decided to go for the latter.

In a line that might get repeated just once or twice in the future, Clinton mused: "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons."

Twitter soon declared this line the most tweeted moment of her speech.

Clinton may well have been referring to a moment in June when her Twitter account suggested that Trump delete his account.

This was her riposte to a Trump tweet that read: "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama -- but nobody else does!"

After Clinton's pithy tweet, Trump was baited to reply: "How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up--and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?"

On Twitter, people like to bait every day. Some might see this as Twitter's primary role.

For his part, Trump sees his spontaneous tweeting as one of his great strengths. He insistently defends his right to insult people on Twitter.

The question is whether to him it's just a game and a show or whether it reveals some essential personality trait.

There was no instant Twitter reaction from the Republican candidate to Clinton's jab. Instead, his Twitter account offered such thoughts as: "Hillary's refusal to mention Radical Islam, as she pushes a 550 percent increase in refugees, is more proof that she is unfit to lead the country."

Some speculated that such tweets weren't even written by Trump as they didn't use epithets such as "Crooked Hillary."

The Trump campaign didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.


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