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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: 'No doubt' we will 'Make America Great Again' Trump: Never Trumpers 'on a respirator' Cybersecurity in the Internet of Things is a game of incentives MORE appeared to use a teleprompter during a foreign policy speech Monday night before a pro-Israel audience.
Trump, who is known for his freewheeling approach to interviews and press conferences, garnered attention on social media for speaking in front of the device after being an outspoken critic of the tactic.
Shortly before he took to the stage at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual policy conference, Trump criticized his Democratic rival for using a teleprompter.
"I mean here's a women, it's [all] talk. She's just reading it off a teleprompter. Believe me, they write that for her," Trump said of Democratic rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPoll: More than a third of Americans say Trump's election added to their stress The absurd reason Warren is concerned about DeVos’ ‘banking’ experience Why Democrats fear a successful inaugural address from Trump MORE's barbs during an interview on CNN's "Situation Room."
Trump was responding to the former secretary of State's speech at AIPAC earlier in the day, where she slammed his foreign policy proposals, including banning Muslims from entering the United States.
The businessman has been critical of teleprompters, saying back in August, "If you're running for president you shouldn't be allowed to use teleprompters."
During his speech Monday evening, Trump at times spoke more slowly than usual and with longer pauses between certain phrases, glancing between teleprompters.
He largely stuck to his prepared remarks, which were sent to reporters as he began his speech.
Trump is using a teleprompter— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) March 21, 2016
Trump is speaking in front of a teleprompter -- a vanishingly rare sight— daveweigel (@daveweigel) March 21, 2016
Trump is using a teleprompter. His delivery in a prepared speech is a reminder why he tossed the one he had at his announcement speech— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 21, 2016