Hillary's right-hand woman just used her very first tweet to lash out at the Republican front-runners

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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.

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Hillary's right-hand woman just used her very first tweet to lash out at the Republican front-runners
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)
Mayorial candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin campaigning on W. 111 St. (Photo by Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
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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.

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