With the presidential primary contests still months away, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush are nowhere close to direct campaign rivals, but they aren’t hesitating to clash on Twitter.

Following Bush’s interview with The New Hampshire Union Leader editorial board in which he said that he believed people “need to work longer hours” to achieve stronger economic growth, Clinton took to Twitter. The former secretary of state tweeted a chart late Wednesday comparing worker productivity with wages. “Anyone who believes Americans aren’t working hard enough hasn’t met enough American workers,” the Tweet said.

Early Thursday morning, Bush hit back, accusing Clinton of failing to listen to those same workers.


“Anyone who discounts 6.5 million people stuck in part-time work & seeking full-time jobs hasnt listened to working Americans,” he wrote.

Bush also sought Wednesday to clarify his remarks about “longer hours,” saying his words were taken out of context and that he was referring only to part-time workers and others who lacked a full time job.


In N.H., Jeb Bush says people need to work longer hours