Fresh into his presidential campaign, Martin O'Malley showed that his troll game is on point.
After launching his campaign on Saturday, O'Malley, a Democrat, was immediately criticized by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008. She accused O'Malley of being an "anti-freedom politician."
"Yet another anti-freedom politician jumps in the race today for POTUS. As cool as he is with his rock 'n roll persona, this typical liberal's erroneous grasp of our Bill of Rights merely continues the strange and disastrous agenda of Barack Obama," Palin wrote in a post on Facebook. "Good to know he doesn't have much chance of winning. The democrats have greased the skids for their chosen one, despite the media games that play the public with various 'competing' campaigns used for gamey distractions."
Palin also urged Democrats to change their party affiliation.
The accusation prompted O'Malley to respond by urging Palin to throw her hat in the ring for president.
— Martin O'Malley (@GovernorOMalley) May 30, 2015
O'Malley had a more cordial interaction on Saturday with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, who welcomed him to the race on Twitter.