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
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.
I'm announcing my retirement from Twitter. I'll never top this RT. pic.twitter.com/HuGHkiPoyR— Mike Holden (@MikeHolden42) August 15, 2017
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.”
This is probably the closest Donald Trump is gonna get to being honest.— NitrideFist (@NitrideFist) August 15, 2017
No kidding.— Dominique (@zulustudio) August 15, 2017
I can't believe it.
It's hard to keep mustering up surprise for each new display of @realDonaldTrump 's bottomless stupidity.
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.
Nothing good about trump retweeting an image of a journalist getting killed 3 days after a neo-Nazi rammed his car into a crowd killing one.— dora wiilliams (@rodeodance) August 15, 2017
Smart move to advocate vehicular manslaughter against free press right after..wait for it-vehicular homicide this wkend.— Emily Vickers (@zebrathought) August 15, 2017
First Published: Aug 15, 2017 18:25 IST