As everyone on the planet already knows right now, President Trump has an infatuation with social media platform Twitter. He tweets almost every morning before 8 a.m., usually a couple of times in the afternoon, and then he has a nightcap of another 2-3 tweets on a typical evening. While he sees Twitter as a way to cut out the mainstream media, which he calls ‘fake news,’ most political pundits on both sides seem to think he should instead cut out his Twitter use.
This morning may be a clear example of why the President’s Twitter use is getting out of hand. At the end of one of his Twitter sprees, which began at approximately 6:30 a.m. EST and ended moments ago, President Trump retweeted a comment made to a Fox & friends article titled “FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: President Trump ‘seriously considering’ a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio.”
One would imagine that the comment would have been something supporting the President, praising his ability to lead the nation, but to everyone’s surprise, the tweet basically called him a fascist.
The reply was made by a man named Mike Holden, who one can clearly identify from his other tweets that he’s not a fan of the President. It read, “He’s a fascist, so not unusual.”
It appears as if Holden was stating that ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the fascist, and since Trump too is a fascist, that’s why he is considering pardoning the man. Joe Arpaio, for those unaware, was recently convicted of criminal contempt after ignoring a judge’s orders to stop detaining people because he suspected them of being undocumented immigrants. Arpaio now faces 6 months in prison for his conviction.
While it’s not unusual for the President to make a Twitter blunder, as you can see here, this morning’s action makes one wonder if he accidentally clicked the retweet icon, or if he simply doesn’t know what the term ‘facist’ means.
As for Holden’s take on all of this? He said he’s officially retiring from Twitter since he can never top this retweet.
“I’m going to put ‘Endorsed by the President of the United States’ on my bio, as soon as they have a decent one (president)!” he tweeted.
The retweet has since been removed, but it took the President quite some time to do so. What are your thoughts on this retweet by the President? Is he coming out as a fascist or simply doesn’t understand what he just did? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.