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Clinton trolls Trump after he pans What Happened: Read my children’s book instead

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Donald Trump regressed to angrily tweeting about “Crooked Hillary” again on Wednesday night, fueled by media coverage of the anti-Trump content in Clinton’s new campaign memoir What Happened. But on Thursday morning, Clinton decided not to let one particular tweet stand, hitting back with some cutting book shade.

“Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) [sic] but herself for her election loss,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “She lost the debates and lost her direction!” (He also, in a separate tweet, criticized her “deplorables” comment.) Clinton took her time responding, directly replying the next morning with a strong message: “If you didn’t like that book, try this one — some good lessons in here about working together to solve problems,” she wrote, attaching a photo of her book It Takes a Village. “Happy to send a copy.”

In What Happened, Clinton provides a wide-ranging autopsy of her failed presidential campaign, placing blame on the media’s coverage of the election and Russia’s covert interference — as well as on herself. She describes Trump as someone who “seems to relish humiliating people around him,” would regularly “digress into nonsense” during debates, and seemed content “gleefully describing sexual assault” on that infamous Access Hollywood videotape.

Clinton’s It Takes a Village was released in 1996. It reveals the then-first lady’s vision of the children of America, and makes a plea for families and societies to come together to build a better future. Evidently, Clinton believes Trump could learn a thing or two from it.