Media Baffled by Trump’s Early Morning Twitter Gaffes: ‘Why Did Trump Tweet This?’

The president takes a beating on social media after deleting a tweet calling him a “fascist”

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Political Twitter is baffled Tuesday morning after President Trump deleted a pair of retweets calling him a “fascist” and showing a cartoon train smashing into the CNN logo.

Trump retweeted and then deleted a tweet by @MikeHolden42 that read, “He’s a fascist, so not unusual,” according to Mediaite, which captured screen grabs of both now-deleted messages.

The second tweet he retweeted them promptly deleted involved a meme of a train smashing through the CNN logo with the message, “Fake news can’t stop the Trump train.” The White House told NBC News that the train meme was “inadvertently posted” and when they “noticed it, it was immediately deleted.”

Despite claiming it was a mistake, media members and political watchdogs are amazed that the president would be so reckless on social media.

Trump had a busy morning on social media promoting a “Fox & Friends” interview with Senator Luther Strange and retweeting a Fox News story that he is “seriously considering” a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Those tweets are still active on his page.

Arpaio, 85, is a former Arizona sheriff who was found guilty earlier this summer of criminal contempt for defying a state judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants.

It appears the tweet calling Trump a “fascist” was in response to his stance on Arpaio.

Trump has been criticized for retweeting memes depicting violence against CNN in the past. He famously sent a video that showed him attacking a man with a CNN logo as a head earlier this year. On Monday, Trump blasted CNN’s Jim Acosta as “fake news” during a heated exchange.