How US chat show host Conan O’Brien lost at Twitter

America's former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright expertly responds to O'Brien's jibe about Halloween costumes

American chat show host Conan O’Brien has learnt an important lesson this week – don’t mess with former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Twitter.

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It was O’Brien who started the Twitter war with Albright, joking that this year his Halloween costume would be inspired by her.

Albright took a moment, considered her 140 characters carefully, and then hit O’Brien back with this:

BOOM. That ladies and gentleman is how it’s done.

O’Brien admitted defeat: 

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With Albright adding a final piece of advice: