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Oops? President Donald Trump retweets man calling him ‘fascist’

US President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet that called him a “fascist”.

world Updated: Aug 15, 2017 19:04 IST
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US President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet that called him a “fascist”.(Donald Trump Twitter page)

President Donald Trump appears to have mistakenly retweeted a message from one of his critics saying “he’s a fascist.”

Trump deleted his retweet after about five minutes, but not before the message sent to his 35 million followers racked up a big response.

Trump seems to have been trying to draw attention to a Fox & Friends article on a possible presidential pardon for former Phoenix-area Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who is facing a criminal contempt of court case involving immigration patrols.

A Twitter handle identified as “@MikeHolden42” tweeted to Trump “He’s a fascist, so not unusual.” Trump retweeted the message to his massive following, triggering an avalanche of replies. @Mike Holden42 responded: “I’m announcing my retirement from Twitter. I’ll never top this RT.”

He has removed another retweet, that of a picture of a “Trump train” running over a CNN reporter. Twitterati criticised the timing of such a post, considering a woman was run over and killed at a white nationalist rally at Charlottesville on Saturday.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 18:25 IST