This Sunday morning, President Trump retweeted a GIF of spliced together footage depicting Trump hitting a golf ball straight to Hillary Clinton’s head, causing her to fall down.
As CNN pointed out, the tweet “revealed a President still reverting to his old social media habits,” which was something that retired General John Kelly was supposed to circumvent in his new role as White House Chief of Staff.
Trump later deleted the tweet, but Twitter user @sahluwal decided to report Trump to Twitter for “using this platform to incite & promote violence against women…”
When actress Alyssa Milano retweeted the tweet, more people started to follow suit:
I just reported @realDonaldTrump for promoting violence against women. https://t.co/GsvNMjqDuy
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 17, 2017
I've already complained about 20 minutes ago! Let's see what @Twitter says.
— KOlive (@kmomonahan) September 17, 2017
Go to @realDonaldTrump page, click the little gear, then "report @realDonaldTrump" it'll ask you a few things… pic.twitter.com/0jEg97TLDc
— the end is Née (@theendisnee) September 17, 2017
The Twitter user Trump retweeted, @Fuctupmind, posts pro-Trump messages and memes on a regular basis, and has also shared anti-semitic and transphobic messages as well.
“Please get rid of the Hasidic Jews. They are the worst people on the planet. They have taken over areas in NY,” the accounted said in a now-deleted tweet from last November.
Although Twitter is unlikely to take any form of action. this isn’t the first time a campaign to report Trump’s Twitter for abuse has gain traction. In June of this year, Twitter users reported Trump’s account after he attacked MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski for being critical of him on air. “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!” Trump tweeted on June 29.
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