Twitter Reacts Trump Retweet of Meme Showing Train Hitting CNN Reporter


The president was tweeting Tuesday morning.

And even for Donald Trump, the latest dump was completely off-the-rails, and sure to have made newly-anointed Chief of Staff John Kelly spit out coffee all over his morning WSJ.

Things really kicked off Monday night, when Trump retweeted Jack Posobiec — one of the Pizzagate conspiracists who once brought a “Rape Melania” sign to an anti-Trump rally in an attempt to smear the protestors.

Then on Tuesday morning, Trump retweeted a Fox & Friends story reporting that he is considering pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of his staunchest supporters — and a champion of the Obama birther conspiracy — who was found guilty of contempt of court earlier this year.

Trump then retweeted a number of tweets in defense of Arpaio, including one that called either Trump or the Sheriff “a fascist.” Trump deleted the tweet, but that’s not how the internet works, because screenshots:

And it all culminated with the president retweeting a meme of a “Trump Train” plowing through a man with a CNN head trying to hold the train back. Given recent events in Charlottesville — in which a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of people, killing one and injuring 19 — many took a touch of offense to the President of the United States retweeting such a meme. Trump again deleted the tweet, but that’s still not how the internet works, because screenshots:

And as usual, Trump’s Twitter habits sent the platform into a large-scale, collective meltdown. See a roundup below.

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