Harris and Biden campaigns spar on Twitter after debate

Harris and Biden campaigns spar on Twitter after debate
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Press secretaries for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 2020 Dems put focus on stemming veteran suicides MORE and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Dems put focus on stemming veteran suicides The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary MORE (D-Calif.) sparred Thursday on Twitter over a Fox News story that detailed a $5,000 campaign donation to Harris from President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE in 2011.

"She literally gave all the money to an immigrants rights charity. Sloppy oppo pitch by the Biden team," wrote Ian Sams, national press secretary for Harris's presidential campaign.

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"Who else had Trump given to? Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Manafort sought to hurt Clinton 2016 campaign efforts in key states: NYT MORE. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care: Trump officials making changes to drug pricing proposal | House panel advances flavored e-cig ban | Senators press FDA tobacco chief on vaping ban Chad Wolf becomes acting DHS secretary Schumer blocks drug pricing measure during Senate fight, seeking larger action MORE. The Democratic Senatorial and Congressional Campaign Committees," he added. "C'mon man!"

Before launching his presidential campaign in 2015, Trump sometimes donated to Democratic candidates running for office at various levels.

Biden spokesman Jamal Brown responded by tweeting that Harris took money from Trump after he began to spread birther conspiracies about former President Obama. 

"@KamalaHarris took $5,000 from @realDonaldTrump (the most he was allowed to give) months *AFTER* he became the leader of the hateful Birther movement & President Obama released his birth certificate," Brown wrote. "Then she held onto it *FOR YEARS* until Trump was a presidential candidate."  

"Stop trying to make fetch happen," Sams responded, referencing the movie "Mean Girls."

"Y’all are better than this," he added.

"Do you have a serious response? Why did she take his money after he became the leader of the Birther movement - & after Obama released his birth certificate - and then hold onto it for years?" Brown wrote.

The exchange followed arguments between the candidates Wednesday night over health care and abortion rights.

The two White House hopefuls quarreled at the previous debate, when Harris questioned Biden on his comments about working with segregationist senators and his past stance on busing black students to majority-white schools.

Biden and Harris are among more than two dozen candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.