Rehashing part of her speech at the Democratic National Convention last week, Hillary Clinton tweeted out on Wednesday night, “Anyone who can be provoked by a tweet shouldn’t be anywhere near nuclear weapons.” In her speech at the DNC, she had said that Donald Trump doesn’t have what it takes to be commander-in-chief, that he couldn’t “even take the rough and tumble of a presidential campaign”.
“He loses his cool at the slightest provocation…imagine him at the Oval office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet, is not a man you can trust with nuclear weapons,” she said. The crowd erupted in thunderous applause after this statement.
Donald Trump did not stay put and chose to prove her right by taking the bait and launching an attack against her – in a series of tweets after the DNC. In the tweets, he said that she was “owned by Wall Street” and that her vision “is a borderless world where working people have no power, no jobs, no safety.” He also said that her “wars in the Middle East have unleashed destruction, terrorism and ISIS across the world.” He even claimed that his campaign was hearing more and more from the Bernie supporters. The tweets, which more often than not started with ‘Crooked Hillary’, were ended by saying that “No one has worse judgement than Hillary Clinton – corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes.”
Michelle Obama, in her DNC speech, had also referred to Trump’s ramblings on Twitter by saying the nation needs someone who doesn’t boil down policies to 140 characters. “…When I think about the kind of president that I want for my girls and all our children…I want…somebody who understands that the issues of our nation are not black or white. It cannot be boiled down to 140 characters. Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command, you can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have thin skin or a tendency to lash out. You need to be steady and measured and well-informed,” she had said.
Trump has been infamous for being extremely active on Twitter and tweeting out vicious attacks against Clinton and the Republicans. Earlier in June, he had tweeted saying, “Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!” To this, Clinton had responded tweeting, “Delete your account.”