Another conservative voice joined the list of those opposed to President Trump’s Twitter usage this week. One of the president’s longtime supporters condemned the tweet Trump posted on Sunday in which shows him body slamming a person whose face is covered by the CNN logo.
Conservative radio host Joe Walsh, a former Republican representative from Illinois, remarked that the tweeted video “isn’t funny.”
In a tweet, he says that liberal comedian Kathy Griffin’s tweeted a photo “holding Trump’s severed head isn’t funny” and that the president “physically assaulting a [CNN] reporter isn’t funny either.” He ends the tweet “[Shaking my head].”
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) July 2, 2017
Some of Walsh’s followers agree with him, while others don’t.
One user tells Walsh to “calm down,” and another says the president’s tweet was “hilarious.” The tweet seems to be giving some Trump critic’s ammunition, however, as one user named “NOTMYPRESIDENT” writes sarcastically, “promoting violence…yeah presidential.”
I thought Trump kicking cnn’s ass in PARODY is hilarious
— Bullwinkle J. Moose (@stevenburns131) July 2, 2017
Joe, he didn’t physically assault a CNN reporter. It was a freaking GIF. Calm down.
— Tom Seline (@Tom_Seline) July 2, 2017
Demented trump doing America’s serious work by posting fake gif’s promoting violence and playing golf while scamming $$$ – yeah presidential
— NOTMYPRESIDENT (@wyegoto) July 2, 2017
While the country seems split on whether the tweet was good or bad, the backlash against it has been swift. The media is “in meltdown mode,” and even conservatives like Bill Kristol say the tweets are harmful to the Republic.
The reference Walsh makes to Kathy Griffin’s “joke” may be a reminder to the president, who responded to the “comedian’s” shenanigans at the time by tweeting “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself” and “Sick!”
Still, Twitter users say it’s not the same. One user wrote: “Sorry Joe. Wrong, apples and oranges.”
Sorry Joe. Wrong, apples and oranges.
— Traveler (@compandsquare) July 2, 2017
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