Huma Abedin, the longtime adviser to Democratic 2016 frontrunner Hillary Clinton, sent her very first tweet on Monday evening. The message was clearly a shot at Clinton's two top Republican rivals.
Abedin, who is Muslim, seemed to be most directly rebuking former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who is consistently one of the top candidates in polls of the GOP primary field. Carson has been under fire for comments he made in an interview on Sunday where he said he would not "advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation."
"You can be a proud American, a proud Muslim, and proudly serve this great country. Pride versus prejudice," Abedin said.
See photos of Abedin and Clinton:
Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin
Hillary's right-hand woman just used her very first tweet to lash out at the Republican front-runners
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., left, has a word with aide Huma Abedin prior to the start of a discussion on jobs, Wednesday, April 2, 2008, during a campaign event at the IBEW Local Union 5 Training Facility in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and her personal aide Huma Abedin approach a window to buy ice cream at Dairy Twirl, Friday, July 3, 2015, in Lebanon, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner attend the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - MAY 27: Staffer Huma Abedin helps former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decide what special treats to buy at Main Street Bakery in Columbia, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Secretary Clinton left with around dozen cupcakes. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Huma Abedin attends Ryan Piers Williams' 'Monsters And Landscapes' Exhibition - Opening Reception at The Garfield Building on January 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, attends the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Huma Abedin, aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, attends the Congressional Black Caucus Foundationâs 45th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Huma Abedin, long-time aide of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, walks to her seat to attend the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. Former President Bill Clinton was a recipient. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Huma Abedin arrives at The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this July 23, 2013 photo, Huma Abedin, alongside her husband, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, speaks during a news conference at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters in New York. When Abedinâs name and face first started appearing in the media six years ago, lots of people couldnât help but wonder what this beautiful, ambitious woman with high-fashion sense and a world-class rolodex saw in Anthony Weiner. Thatâs a question New Yorkers are asking themselves again. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff and aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, rear, is seen during the Open Government Partnership meeting in New York, Tuesday, Sept., 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff and aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, take her seat as she attends Iftar dinner hosted by President Barack Obama in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
FILE - In this June 12, 2011, file photo, Huma Abedin, an aide to then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, attends an event with farmers in Mlandizi, Tanzania, as controversy swirled around Abedin's husband, Anthony Weiner, who would shortly resign his seat in the U.S. Congress. Abedin, who was notably absent when Weiner stepped down and admitted sending lewd Twitter photos to women, has been a key player in his surging mayoral run. Sheâs appeared in his campaign launch video, raised tens of thousands of dollars and joined him on the campaign trail. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., and his wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are pictured after a ceremonial swearing in of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington in this photo taken Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Mayorial candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin campaigning on W. 111 St. (Photo by Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks with traveling reporters on her campaign charter plane shortly before take off in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, April 18, 2008. Pictured from left to right: aide Huma Abedin; and traveling press secretaries Jamie Smith and Mo Elleithee. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., is accompanied by aide Huma Abedin as she greets supporters at a campaign rally in Millersville, Pa., Tuesday, March 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has a word with aide Huma Abedin at the start of a campaign rally at Capital High School in Charleston, W.Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., talks with supporters after she speaks at a campaign stop Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At right, Clinton campaign manager Huma Abedin. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Discover More Like This
BACK TO SLIDE
Abedin's tweet could also be seen as a shot at the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump. Last week, Trump made headlines when he did nothing to refute a man who described Muslims as "a problem in this country." The man, who was participating in a question and answer session at one of Trump's rallies also incorrectly called President Barack Obama a Muslim. Trump has previously attacked Abedin personally and other members of Clinton's campaign team used Twitter to come to her defense.
Check out Abedin's tweet below.
You can be a proud American, a proud Muslim, and proudly serve this great country. Pride versus prejudice.