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Donald Trump Goes After 'Little Michael Bloomberg'

Donald Trump was vigorously tweeting the morning after Democrats finished their presidential nominating convention

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    Donald Trump was vigorously tweeting the morning after Democrats finished their presidential nominating convention.

    His targets? A few choice people who criticized him from the stage at the Democratic National Convention.

    The Republican presidential nominee on Friday referred to former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, also a billionaire, as "Little Michael Bloomberg," who "never had the guts to run for president" and whose final term as mayor was "a disaster."

    That's a reversal from 2012, when Trump praised Bloomberg for reducing crime in New York City, declaring, "That's leadership."

    Trump also attacked retired General John Allen, saying he "failed badly in his fight against ISIS." The former deputy commander of the wars in the Middle East had called Hillary Clinton the kind of "commander in chief America needs."

    As for Clinton's claim that Trump can't handle a political campaign, he noted that he defeated a field of Republican hopefuls to win the GOP nomination.

    Trump's campaign on Friday called Clinton's acceptance speech "an insulting collection of cliches and recycled rhetoric." 

    The statement issued Friday on Trump's campaign Facebook page says Clinton's stance on immigration "will take jobs, resources and benefits from the most vulnerable citizens of the United States and give them to the citizens of other countries." 

    Clinton on Trump: 'A Man You Can Bait With a Tweet'Clinton on Trump: 'A Man You Can Bait With a Tweet'In her remarks at the DNC on July 28,2016, Hillary Clinton called her opponent Donald Trump "a man you can bait with a tweet" and "not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons." (Published Friday, July 29, 2016)

    Trump tweeted a link to the statement. It slammed Clinton for not mentioning the words, "radical Islam," ''her disaster in Libya" or the investigation of Clinton's private email server. 

    The statement said Clinton's remarks were "delivered from a fantasy universe, not the reality we live in today." 

    Clinton said Trump is offering America "empty promises" and what she called "bigotry and bombast."