Hillary Clinton’s staff tried to clap back at Donald Trump by tweeting at him “delete your account” — a hilarious and unfortunate choice of words.
After President Obama endorsed Clinton for president on Thursday, Trump took to Twitter to say that “nobody else” wants the former first lady to occupy the Oval Office.
Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2016
Clinton’s staff was quick to fire back at Trump, suggesting that he ought to delete his Twitter account just like the thousands of emails Clinton tried to delete from the private, unsecured server she illegally used during her tenure as secretary of State in an attempt to conceal official correspondence from FBI investigators.
Many were quick to point out that the suggestion was reminiscent of her own tendency to delete important things — like her emails containing official State Department business that she made vulnerable to hackers by using a personal account.
The news of Obama’s endorsement raises questions as to how heavy-handed his administration will be in helping Clinton’s campaign efforts.
When asked whether Obama’s endorsement will sway the ongoing FBI investigation, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a press briefing today that there is “no conflict of interest.”
The actions of the Obama administration thus far seem to directly contradict Earnest’s claim. Earlier this week, Obama’s State Department announced it would release Clinton’s emails surrounding her involvement in the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, but not until after the election.
These actions have left many scratching their heads, including CNN’s Jake Tapper, who lambasted Obama’s pledge to be “the most transparent administration in history.”