On Tuesday morning President Trump shared a meme by one of his supporters that depicted the Trump Train moving a person with the CNN logo for a head.
“Fake news can’t stop the Trump Train,” the text of the meme read.
Unsurprisingly, like with anything the President says or does, people became outraged and compared it to the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday.
— David Beard (@dabeard) August 15, 2017
The President’s twitter account undid the retweet later in the morning, possibly because of the unhinged reaction from the media.
The president retweeted this image a bit ago, days after a white nationalist smashed his car into activists and killed Heather Heyer pic.twitter.com/bGbipwMmxO
— Jose A. DelReal (@jdelreal) August 15, 2017
After a woman was fatally run over at a white nationalist rally, the president shares a rendering of a 'TRUMP' train hitting a CNN reporter.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) August 15, 2017
a) retweeted a cartoon endorsing vehicular violence against Trump critics ;
— David Frum (@davidfrum) August 15, 2017
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 15, 2017
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
The President of the United States retweeted this briefly, 3 days after a car rammed into a crowd in Charlottesville and killed one woman. https://t.co/YqDLPidywL
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) August 15, 2017
Donald Trump retweeted a cartoon of a train bearing the Trump name killing a CNN reporter. What is happening? https://t.co/gvPKB0RVqM
— Hayley Jones (@meetmissjoness) August 15, 2017
Morning America, your president retweeted an image of a reporter being run over (after Charlottesville) and a tweet calling him a fascist pic.twitter.com/ER6tN9M6SP
— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) August 15, 2017
— Chris Francescani (@CDFrancescani) August 15, 2017
Trump retweeted this violent image from a woman who is also active on Gab, an alternative Twitter for white nationalists pic.twitter.com/Xopsu0oa0s
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 15, 2017
Charlie Spiering from Breitbart News points out the meme was taken from a Gary Varvel cartoon of Democrats trying to stop the Trump Train.
Original Trump Train image was a cartoon by Gary Varvel was of Democrats trying to stop Trump pic.twitter.com/9k4TpcSgQl
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 15, 2017
It is unfortunate but not unsurprising that reporters from the mainstream media have intenionally misrepresented a simple retweet to derive hate from their supporters and fans but also ironic considering the content of the meme.
Not everyone took the narrative the reporters tried to push seriously.
— CNN is ISIS (@StrokerAce90) August 15, 2017
True Americans are weary of leftist shills like you telling us what our values are. Bloated PC windbags like U are not our values. #LibHack
— Dean Haskins (@deanhaskins) August 15, 2017
— Steve Jacobs (@BigfootSteve) August 15, 2017
Since you can't tell, CNN is trying to stop the train, not getting hit by it, hence the sleepers being pushed up.
— ♔ Prewyoko (@KingPrewyoko) August 15, 2017
nobody cares about Trump retweeting cartoons except the media and establishment who live in their coastal bubbles
— Bill (@billis820) August 15, 2017
And???? Quit trying to pick the fly shit out of the pepper and report real news.
— John Rankin (@Vanila_Flav) August 15, 2017
You guys all get your talking points from Media Matters – we know. You actually think this is effective? LOL!
— Marv L Shedley (@MarvLSOne) August 15, 2017
You really need to get a real life. You suck at this one.
— lyn deb (@kellydebbie43) August 15, 2017
This is the original. Is this a train killing a donkey? No. It's a metaphor for the Democratic party vs. Trump. Stop the hyperbolic BS. pic.twitter.com/ivj2MqSm52
— Andrew St. Clair™ (@Andrew_StClair) August 15, 2017