Trump Just Retweeted The ‘Wrong Tweet’, Deleted It, But It Was Too Late
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump got betrayed by his own Twitter fingers when he tried to retweet a post from ‘Fox & Friends’ and ended up retweeting a man calling him a “fascist.”
Twitter user Mike Holden was responding to a ‘Fox & Friends’ tweet that featured a report about Trump “seriously considering” pardoning Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, who was found guilty of criminal contempt in July for violating the terms of a court order in a racial profiling case.
It’s unclear if Trump believed Holden was referring to him in his tweet. Realizing his mistake, Trump deleted the retweet seconds later. But it was too late. The internet grabbed a screenshot to save it for eternity.
Holden, who lives in northern England, told reporters that he’s “astounded” Trump retweeted him.
oooh, I'm going to have a lot of Trumpites to deal with today I reckon…
— Mike Holden (@MikeHolden42) August 15, 2017
“My Notifications went bananas,” Holden told The Huffington Post. “I may retire from Twitter, I’ll never top that.”
“I try not to be just another troll … but I often comment on his stuff because it’s so wrong for America and the rest of us,” he added.