Trump on Tuesday took to Twitter to swipe at former President Bill Clinton for recently telling a small New York newspaper that Trump "doesn't really know much." Clinton also said Trump called him after the election, but the president-elect asserted that it happened the other way around.
Trump then mocked Hillary Clinton's campaign, saying the Democrat could not turn out voters in key swing states even by spending more money than his campaign did.
Trump tweet: Bill Clinton stated that I called him after the election. Wrong, he called me (with a very nice congratulations). He "doesn't know much" ...
Continued: especially how to get people, even with an unlimited budget, out to vote in the vital swing states ( and more). They focused on wrong states
Trump has frequently used Twitter to lash out at critics or respond to news coverage he deems unfavorable, prompting criticism from Democrats about his temperament. After the election, Trump told CBS' "60 Minutes" he would become "more restrained" on the social platform, but he has continued to use it, prodding China and questioning the cost of government contracts.
His latest Twitter attack follows a provocation from the former president. Clinton said "Trump doesn't know much," but "one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him."
The comments were published Friday in The Record-Review, a weekly newspaper near the Clintons' hometown.
In response to Trump's tweet Tuesday, Clinton said the pair can agree on "one thing" — that he called Trump after the election.
Trump has at times taken a more conciliatory tone toward the Clintons since his election. At a postelection rally in Michigan this month, he said he no longer cared about the common campaign chant to "lock her up."
"That plays great before the election — now we don't care, right?" Trump said.
Trump promised during the campaign to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information, even though the Department of Justice previously declined to bring charges related to her private email server. Trump shied away from the special prosecutor proposal after the election.