Trump Deletes Retweet of Meme Depicting CNN Getting Hit by a Train
We’ve already focused on how President Trump deleted a post he retweeted this morning where someone referred to him or Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a “fascist.” However, that wasn’t the only retweet the president is trying to erase from the history of the Internet.
As you can see, Trump previously re-posted someone who put up a cartoon showing CNN getting run over by him and his team. This comes a day after the president denounced the network as “fake news” when questioned by White House correspondent Jim Acosta
Last month, Trump created major online commotion when he retweeted a meme of himself wrestling the CNN logo to the ground in a WWE beatdown. The tweet sparked new controversy for the president due to the implications regarding free speech, the media, and how the president reacts to critical coverage.
Trump is currently facing backlash from critics who think that he mishandled the aftermath of the race-fueled riots over the weekend in Charlottesville. Trump declined to explicitly condemn the white supremacists involved in the scuffle at first, even after one of them murdered Heather Heyer by plowing his car through a crowd of counter-protesters.
UPDATE – 9:43 A.M. EST: The White House has responded to questions about the retweet.
This retweet from Pres. Trump was "inadvertently posted" and when "noticed, it was immediately deleted," White House official asserts. pic.twitter.com/qYS7VWawVk
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) August 15, 2017
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