President Donald J. Trump initiated more controversy via Twitter Sunday when he retweeted an edited GIF portraying the billionaire commander-in-chief hitting a golf ball that strikes former rival Hillary Clinton and knocks her down while she boards a plane.
The edited clip comes from 2011 news footage of Clinton falling, while in her role as secretary of state under Obama, as she attempted to board the stairs of a plane. The tweet shared by Trump was captioned: “Donald Trump’s amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary.”
The Twitter user that created the controversial GIF is certainly not a Clinton fan, with hashtags like “#LockHerup,” “#ObamaGate” and “#SusanRice” placed throughout the account bio.
Democrats have been quick to condemn Trump for the retweet, and have not spared any criticism against the president.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., quote-tweeted an article regarding Trump’s retweeting the GIF, writing, “clASSy,” and Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., wrote in his own reaction: “Retweeting this kind of misogynistic video might be below the standards of even this President.”
Infamous Trump critic Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., also took a swing at Trump for the retweet on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning. Schiff labeled Trump’s tweet against Clinton “distressing … to have a president that, frankly, will tweet and retweet things as juvenile as that. It doesn’t help him in terms of his stature, it doesn’t help in terms of the stature of our whole country.”
The president caused similar controversy this past summer when he retweeted an edited video of himself beating up the CNN logo.
— CNN SUCKS (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 17, 2017
Retweeting this kind of misogynistic video might be below the standards of even this President. https://t.co/WFvd6612fr
— Rep. Brad Sherman (@BradSherman) September 17, 2017
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