President Donald Trump appears to have mistakenly retweeted a message from one of his critics saying "he's a fascist."
Trump deleted his retweet after about five minutes, but not before the message sent to his 35 million followers racked up a big response.
The president gave a subtle nod to the so-called alt-right by retweeting a post by Jack Posobiec, a Trump supporter and far-right conspiracy theorist who was behind the "Pizzagate"scandal and disrupted a performance of "Julius Caesar" over the summer.
He also allegedly came up with the fake "Rape Melania" viral photo that smeared protesters and launched the #DumpStarWars hashtag after claiming that Rogue One contained anti-Trump scenes.
At Axios, Alayna Treen reports:Donald Trump just retweeted an alt-right conspiracy theorist after someone was killed at a white supremacist rally pic.twitter.com/eC3jLDtH5v— Keith Wagstaff (@Kwagstaff) August 15, 2017
President Trump retweeted a meme of a train crashing into a human embodiment of CNN Monday morning, with the words "FAKE NEWS CAN'T STOP THE TRUMP TRAIN" above it. The tweet was later deleted.
Timing: The retweet comes three days after a car drove through a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman and injuring many more. Trump clashed yesterday with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, telling him "I like real news, not fake news. You're fake news."
Trump RT'd this pic showing a CNN journalist hit by a train days after a white nationalist ran his car into activists, killed Heather Heyer. pic.twitter.com/tWjdoE70AS— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 15, 2017