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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders told a Democrat to 'spend less time tweeting' and more time working


White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) on Tuesday engaged in a war of words on Twitter.

The dustup started when Lieu quoted a now-erased tweet from The Hill that inaccurately quoted Sanders as saying Republicans “begged” Democrats to work with them.

“Dear @PressSec: You don’t serve in Congress,” Lieu tweeted. “I do. And I can say with absolute certainty that you are lying.”

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Huckabee Sanders then responded by criticizing Lieu’s Twitter use and using the faulty post for his arguments.

“Dear @tedlieu – I don’t serve in Congress, but I can read,” she wrote in response to Lieu’s first tweet, which has since been deleted.

“If you had read the story, not an incorrect tweet, you would see that what I said was Dems should be begging to help Americans keep more of their money,” Huckabee Sanders added. “You should spend less time tweeting, more time doing your job.”

Lieu next admitted his mistake before needling Huckabee Sanders over President Trump’s frequent tweeting.

“Dear @PressSec: If the Hill tweet was incorrect, then my tweeted based on it would also be incorrect,” he said.

“Unlike the Trump Administration, I am confident enough to admit errors,” Lieu continued. “Also, I dare you to give the same tweeting advice you gave me to your boss.”

Trump often uses Twitter to communicate his message, attack his political foes and weigh in on hot topics.

Huckabee Sanders earlier on Tuesday derided Democrats for declining to participate in Republican efforts to overhaul the tax code.

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“This is a president who would’ve been happy to take their call and certainly happy to have their vote, to help Americans have more money in their paychecks, more money in their pockets, more money for businesses to reinvest in this country,” she said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”

“They should’ve been begging and banging down the door of the building behind me to be part of the process and to be part of helping more Americans be more successful,” Huckabee Sanders added outside the White House.

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