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Trump Retweets Then Deletes Post That Called Him a ‘Fascist’

POTUS also retweeted then deleted a meme showing a train smashing into the CNN logo

President Trump had a rough morning on Twitter, deleting a pair of re-tweets calling him a “fascist” and showing a cartoon train smashing into the CNN logo.

Trump retweeted and then deleted message from @MikeHolden42 that said, “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.”

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.

Trump spoke about the Arpaio situation over the weekend: “He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He’s a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him.”

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

Meanwhile, 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, so it will be interesting to see the reaction to the latest Twitter mishap.

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