Trump hits back at Clinton, with a golf ball, on Twitter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she boards a plane.

Clinton had been back on the Republican president's Twitter feed in recent days as she promoted "What Happened," her new book about the 2016 presidential campaign, with Trump resuming his campaign attack of "Crooked Hillary."

Click through Trump's Sunday morning Twitter tirade:

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Trump's Sunday morning Twitter tirade (9/17)
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!
Thank you! https://t.co/vs4MNwXtei
This is the #NYTimes. Can you understand why so many reporters are cautious about working for them? https://t.co/LRJKtFNgM4
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/dw0zKYtyfT
@realDonaldTrump Only true Americans can see that president Trump is making America great. He's the only person who… https://t.co/3ETZyTRv00
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@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary https://t.co/vKhxxFCBV1
The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!
Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner.The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!
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The video, retweeted by several users, shows Trump on a golf course hitting a ball before segueing to the doctored shot of a golf ball hitting then-Secretary of State Clinton in the back as she is boarding a plane. The original video of Clinton, from 2011, does not show a golf ball.

"Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary," the tweet read.

Trump attacked Clinton directly last Wednesday in a pair of Twitter posts.

"Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss. She lost the debates and lost her direction!" he said. "The 'deplorables' came back to haunt Hillary. They expressed their feelings loud and clear. She spent big money but, in the end, had no game!"

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said later that day Clinton was pushing "false narratives" in the book, in which she admits personal mistakes during the campaign but takes a harsh look at factors that led to Trump's victory, including alleged interference by Russia on his behalf and former FBI Director James Comey decision to announce that investigators were looking at a new trove of emails related to Clinton.

Clinton, who has been giving a series of interviews promoting the book, responded to Trump's earlier criticism on Twitter with a suggestion that he read her earlier book, "It Takes a Village," a picture book for children.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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