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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser takes on Trump

By Peter Jamison,

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser didn’t wake up Friday expecting to trade body blows on Twitter with the president of the United States. Then the phone rang.

“I was feeding my baby,” Bowser (D) said in an interview. “I got a call that I had made it to Donald Trump’s — or the city had made it to Donald Trump’s — Twitter feed.”

Just before 8 a.m., the president had taken a shot at D.C.’s “local politicians,” blaming them for running up security costs and forcing the cancellation of a military parade. Within the hour, Bowser fired back — and, with one deftly composed tweet, became a star in the national social-media arena frequented by Trump critics.

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