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Trump and Kasich Are Having a Spectacular Twitter Battle

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In classic Trump fashion, the Republican frontrunner took to Twitter to share his (not so happy) feelings about Ohio governor John Kasich, a rival to become the GOP’s presidential nominee.

What did Kasich do to deserve Trump’s wrath? Apparently, Kasich’s super PAC, New Day for America, is planning to invest $2.5 million in an anti-Trump campaign, reports Politico. The publication reports that the attack is focused on New Hampshire, where the first primary will take place, and will play out over the next two months.

The tweet-storm started out tamely enough, with Trump tweeting about the campaign, and saying that Kasich’s “failed campaign & debating skills have brought him way down in the polls.” Kasich is currently sixth in the polls, according to Bloomberg’s latest poll, which was released on Thursday.

But—as tends to be the case with Trump—one comment was not enough. He then proceeded to continue berating Kasich for lagging in the Ohio polls and his “failed image.”

But it only got more heated from there:

…and so on.

“Commander-in-chief is substantially different than Commander of Twitter. Donald Trump is a master of the latter. Picturing him as the former is just scary,” said Matt David, a spokesman for the super PAC.

Happily for Twitter, Kasich decided to respond with his own barrage of tweets, pointing out Trump’s support of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, as well as his inconsistency on foreign policy issues. His approach was a slightly classier one, using Trump’s own words against him. Some highlights:

In other Trump news, the candidate said he would “certainly implement” a database of Muslims living in the U.S., in response to recent Islamist terrorist attacks.