President Donald Trump ignited controversy on social media Sunday after he retweeted a short gif video of him hitting a golf ball that knocks down Hillary Clinton.
In response to Trump's retweet, social media users lit into him. Some people said Trump was advocating violence — and that he was hypocritically doing so — while others said he is just a loser who appears unable to move on from Clinton.
POTUS just RT'd a bunch of bizarre tweets, including this one. Yeah, this is normal. https://t.co/9ZmaZd4EEH— John Schindler (@John Schindler) 1505650901.0
When Kathy Griffin fantasized about doing violence to him, Trump demanded the whole nation share his outrage. Most… https://t.co/zSaAmbM0oy— David Frum (@David Frum) 1505651423.0
Some Trump supporters defend the indefensible. Retweeting himself hitting golf ball at Hillary Clinton, not normal,… https://t.co/IdaQrgoDl6— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas) 1505659830.0
Utterly disgusting. Trump just retweeted this violent meme where he physically harms Hillary with a golf swing. He… https://t.co/iGonkkCoXF— Shaun King (@Shaun King) 1505662574.0
Trump retweeted an anti-Semitic account "joking" about hitting someone under Secret Service protection with a golf ball. He's totally unfit.— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas) 1505660034.0
Donald Trump just retweeted this video attack on Hillary Clinton. And Trump cries and whines when someone calls him… https://t.co/ikF3yqCJAt— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin) 1505653743.0
Can we stop 4 a second: Trump wants @jemelehill fired 4 the truth, but @realDonaldTrump can retweet violence vs a political opp & that's ok?— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1505662983.0
First RT'd video suggesting violence against CNN, now his defeated opponent. What would you think if you saw this i… https://t.co/krWIN33XPL— Brendan Nyhan (@Brendan Nyhan) 1505651540.0
That is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe the President of the United States would stoop so low.— Norah (@Norah_W) September 17, 2017
Classless thug in the WH. Rest of the world either laughs at or pities us. Sad!— (((Nancy))) (@Wobenar) September 17, 2017
Now we all know, we have a child as a president. Wow! A president with a child mind.— LOVEMORE (@TeeArhin) September 17, 2017
What is wrong with you? This is not funny and it's not appropriate. Your aggression towards women is alarming.— Michelle (@mdy1123) September 17, 2017
WTF is the matter with you? Seriously?— JillMerc⚜ (@jillmerc) September 17, 2017
This is NOT the behavior of a leader... a great man... the President.
This is juvenile & petty! Sad!
Trump's other Sunday morning retweets
Only true Americans can see that president Trump is making America great. He's the only person who can! Haters are jealous of his success 🇺🇸— lana del fenty (@glamourizes)September 17, 2017