President Trump has no qualms about Tweeting his mind. In fact, it’s rare for more than a few days to go by without the world’s media being outraged by something he has either Tweeted or retweeted on the popular social networking website.It’s no secret that President Trump is an avid golfer. He owns an impressive 17 courses around the world, and the president’s latest ‘offensive’ Tweet came in the form of a retweet of a GIF of him appearing to hit Hillary Clinton with a golf ball.
Whilst Gen. John Kelly, who recently took over as White House chief of staff, encouraged the president to Tweet more conservatively, the former reality TV star has shown no signs of letting up in his output of controversial content.Tensions between President Trump and his former political rival Hillary Clinton are at an all-time high thanks to the release of her new memoir What Happened
, which attempts to explain how she ended up losing the 2016 presidential election.
Clinton and Trump had to spend a lot of time together in the lead up to the election, and Clinton uses her memoir as an opportunity to air her grievances about the president saying that her “skin crawled” whenever he came near her.True to form, however, President Trump is firing back at Clinton on Twitter. The is the GIF that he retweeted, which is a combination of footage of him golfing and Clinton tripping up and falling as she entered a plane in 2001.
The combination of the two makes it look like President Trump has knocked over his former rival with a golf ball.The video is captioned: “Donald Trump’s amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary”
Hillary Clinton’s spokesperson declined to comment on the Tweet, which appears to be a retort about her new memoir What Happened
.President Trump might have legions of fans on Twitter, but he also has his critics, and they were quick to make their opinions about his retweet known, deeming it childish and unpresidential of him to retweet such a thing.
The retweet came just days before President Trump was due to give his first presidential address to the UN on the 18th of September, and many found its violent connotations to be problematic.It has been reported that those who view violence in the media
are more likely to carry out violent acts themselves. As President of the US, Trump is the most powerful man in the world, and some have said that his retweet was entirely inappropriate.
This is not the first time that President Trump has found himself in hot water over his attitude towards women. A recording of him saying that famous men can “do anything” that they want with women including grabbing them “by the p*ssy” caused international outrage when it was released in October 2016.Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the president’s decision to retweet something that has been found to be controversial, we can all agree that violence towards women is no laughing matter.