Trump retweets Obama in swipe at Clinton

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Trump discussing visit overseas to troops following criticism: report Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation MORE retweeted an old post from President Obama to mock Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation Questions grow about FBI vetting of Christopher Steele’s Russia expertise MORE's recent controversial comment in which she characterized half of the Republican presidential nominee's supporters as "deplorable." 

"RT if you agree: We need a President who is fighting for all Americans, not one who writes of nearly half the country," Obama tweeted in September 2012. 

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"You know, just to be grossly generalist, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, said Friday night at a fundraiser. 

Obama's tweet was a response to Republican nominee Mitt Romney's "47 percent" gaffe, in which he said nearly half of Americans were so dependent on the government that they were likely to vote for Obama "no matter what." 

Trump's jab hasn't been the only comparison of Clinton's remark to Romney's, which is often attributed to the demise of his presidential bid.

Sarah Huckabee, a senior adviser to Trump, tweeted on Saturday that Clinton's "deplorables" comment was "disqualifying" and worse than the "47 percent" comment.