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Twitter war between Trump, Warren heats up again

Elizabeth Warren.
Elizabeth Warren.AP/File

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, renewed his Twitter war with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren Wednesday afternoon — picking up more or less where the pair left off Friday evening.

The digital clash seems to benefit both politicians. Trump tosses red meat to his base by going after a politician that many on the right love to hate. And Warren raises her national profile as an able 2016 surrogate able to hold her own against the top Republican.

This exchange began at 10:18 a.m. when Trump declared: “Goofy Elizabeth Warren has been one of the least effective Senators in the entire U.S. Senate. She has done nothing!”

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Then he refined the attack, making it a bit more personal: “Goofy Elizabeth Warren didn’t have the guts to run for POTUS. Her phony Native American heritage stops that and VP cold.”

Just before 2 p.m. Warren responded, using her campaign account. “We get it, @realDonaldTrump: When a woman stands up to you, you’re going to call her a basket case. Hormonal. Ugly.”

Warren tried to focus the conversation on issues and pointed to Trump’s past statements about the minium wage.

“You care so much about struggling American workers, @realDonaldTrump, that you want to abolish the federal minimum wage?” she wrote.

Last summer, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump said he thinks “having a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for this country.”

However, more recently he’s shifted his views on that issue.

Trump, known to spend considerable time using Twitter, questioned how Warren had time to respond to all of his incoming comments.

“Isn’t it funny when a failed Senator like goofy Elizabeth Warren can spend a whole day tweeting about Trump & gets nothing done in Senate?” he wrote.

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Annie Linskey can be reached at annie.linskey@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @annielinskey.