Following Democrat Doug Jones’ projected win in Alabama’s US Senate race, Hillary Clinton shared a message of optimism with her followers on Twitter.
Jones’ win comes after a contentious fight to fill now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former seat, with Moore facing several sexual allegations from years ago.
Multiple women accused Moore of pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, and some of them accused him of sexual assault or abuse.
“Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who’ll make them proud,” Clinton tweeted Tuesday night. “And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can — and must — compete everywhere. Onward!”
“For me, this was a very important turning point in basically holding President Trump and his most vitriolic, destructive advisers, led by Steve Bannon, accountable,” Clinton said, according to The Daily Caller.
It didn’t take long for Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, to fire back at Clinton for her tone deaf comments.
Replying to a tweet from True Pundit on Friday that linked to an article on Clinton’s comments, Trump Jr. wrote, “Hillary giving advice on winning,” along with some appropriately placed laughing emojis.
Trump Jr. has fired over numerous tweets over the course of the year calling out Clinton for her hypocrisy and factually incorrect statements, and he absolutely roasted her again with his tweet Friday.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 15, 2017