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President Barack Obama announced on Thursday his support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
As expected, Republican candidate Donald Trump quickly reacted to the endorsement on Twitter.
Trump tweeted to his 8.8 million followers: “Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!”
Clinton’s Twitter response five minutes later was simple: “Delete your account.”
Those three words spread quickly on Twitter. In fact, it has become Clinton’s most-retweeted message ever, with more than 410,000 retweets. The hashtag #deleteyouraccount trended on Facebook and Twitter.
Many enjoyed her short and simple response to Trump. One Twitter user wrote, “I’m still laughing at Clinton’s epic take down of Trump!”
But, others fired back, including Trump himself. He brought up Clinton’s use of private email server during her time as Secretary of State.
Trump wrote, “where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?”
And the chair of the Republican National Committee Reince Preibus tweeted to Clinton, “if anyone knows how to use a delete key, it’s you.”
But, others did not appreciate either candidate’s tweets. One Facebook user asked, “Why are we accepting this immaturity and pettiness to be the state of American politics?”
And that’s What’s Trending Today.
I’m Dorothy Gundy.
Ashley Thompson wrote this report for VOA Learning English. Hai Do was the editor.
Words in This Story
endorsement - n. a public or official statement of support or approval
crooked - adj. (informal) not honest
immaturity - n. the act of behaving in a childish way
pettiness - n. the quality of being unimportant