Trump Snaps At Bill Clinton: He ‘Doesn’t Know Much’ About Winning

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Giant Center, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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President-elect Donald Trump snapped at Bill Clinton on Twitter Tuesday morning, after it was reported that the former President said earlier this month that Trump “didn’t know much” except “how to get angry, white men to vote for him.”

“Bill Clinton stated that I called him after the election. Wrong, he called me (with a very nice congratulations),” Trump wrote. “He ‘doesn’t know much…’”

“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,” he continued.

Clinton, during an exchange in a bookstore in Pleasantville, New York at which a local newspaper reporter happened to be present, said Trump “didn’t know much” except “how to get angry, white men to vote for him,” and blamed his wife Hillary Clinton’s electoral loss on James Comey. Just 11 days before the election, the FBI director made the extremely unusual decision to announce the (ultimately fruitless) discovery of emails that he said may have been relevant to the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Clinton also told the local newspaper that Trump had called him the day after the election, striking a cordial tone–”like it was 15 years ago”–and saying that Hillary Clinton “was tougher than I thought she’d be.”

Trump had just finished celebrating his electoral college victory on Twitter when he turned his attention to Clinton.

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