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Anthony Weiner says it's 'too late' to delete his Twitter account

Anthony Weiner
Anthony Weiner holds a press conference in New York on Aug. 5, 2013 to announce the release of his second ideas book titled "Even More Keys to the City." (WENN)

Anthony Weiner, the former New York congressman whose 2011 accidental tweeting of a sexually explicit photo of himself led to the Democrat's political downfall, tweeted Thursday that it was too late to delete his Twitter account.

Earlier in the day, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made headlines when she responded to a tweet from Republican rival Donald Trump, saying, "Delete your account." Trump had tweeted, "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama--but nobody else does!"

According to Twitter Government, Clinton's tweet quickly became her most retweeted ever, and the hashtag #DeleteYourAccount was the top national Twitter trend Thursday evening.

Will Rahn, the managing editor for politics at CBS News Digital, offered: "Tbh (to be honest) we should all delete our accounts."

Weiner responded: "Too late for some of us."

Weiner also has a self-deprecating tweet from Nov. 17, 2015 pinned to his Twitter page that hints at the "Weinergate" scandal. Actor and comedian Seth Rogen tweeted, "F*** I did that thing again where I think I'm just messaging someone but I tweeted it." Weiner fired back, "Jeez, what a dummy."

Weiner lost the Democratic primary for New York mayor in 2013. He is married to Huma Abedin, one of Clinton's top aides.


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