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In late-night Twitter posts, Trump rehashes election, mocks Clinton

Key Points
  • President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday night: "Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss. She lost the debates and lost her direction!"

  • Clinton has a new book examining the election she lost to Trump

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner in Washington, U.S., March 21, 2017.
Carlos Barria | Reuters

In a pair of late-night Twitter posts, President Donald Trump took swings at his 2016 presidential competitor.

Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and U.S. first lady, has been making headlines lately for her new book, entitled "What Happened."

The president appeared to be referencing her viewpoint of the election in his messages on the social media site:

Although the winners and losers of debates are obviously a matter of opinion — not fact — many pundits declared Clinton the winner of all the debates. Those conclusions were regularly mirrored by scientifically conducted polls following the events. Many online polls, which are easily subjected to tampering and organized brigades of voters, indicated Trump won the debates.

Trump's mention of "deplorables" was a reference to that half of Trump's backers were "desperate for change" and the other half belonged in a "basket of deplorables." That label became a rallying cry — against perceived elitism — for many of the Republican's supporters.