Twitter users reacted on Sunday to President Donald Trump retweeting a video edited that makes it appear Trump hit Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball.
— CNN SUCKS (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017
The retweet shows Trump taking his trademark ferocious golf swing. It then shifts the scene to Clinton boarding a plane. As she prepares to board, the ball knocks her down. The video appeared to contain footage form a 2011 episode in which Clinton did fall after climbing stairs to board a place.
Clinton, who had been out of the news for much of the time since her defeat, last week was making the talk show circuit to promote her new book.
Trump’s tweet included a short message, “Donald Trump’s amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary.”
As of Monday, the retweet had 68,000 likes and 31,000 retweets.
Much like Trump’s retweeting of an edited video that showed him punching an opponent whose head was replaced by the CNN logo, the video drew starkly different reactions.
Get a sense of freaking humor. Everyone on the LEFT defended stupid Kathy Griffin when she held a “severed” head & said it was comedy!😡
— Lisa Smith (@lsmith4680) September 17, 2017
Some wanted Trump thrown off of Twitter.
— Simar (@sahluwal) September 17, 2017
Some said Trump was just leveling the playing field.
Same people freaking out over Hillary getting hit with a golf ball in a gif have no problem with Trump violently stabbed in Shakespeare. 🤔
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) September 17, 2017
“Same people freaking out over Hillary getting hit with a golf ball in a gif have no problem with Trump violently stabbed in Shakespeare,” one user tweeted.
Some Democrats were angry with the president.
“Retweeting this kind of misogynistic video might be below the standards of even this President,” tweeted Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called it “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,” Schiff said.
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source: Western Journalism