” On Tuesday morning the president also retweeted a Fox News tweet reporting that he is “seriously considering” pardoning ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently convicted of criminal contempt by a federal judge. But Trump’s social media account is primarily controlled by Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, and an assistant to the President. Nuzzi responded: “The president sharing a lighthearted depiction of violence towards an entire news network is really not normal, in case anyone forgot.” Sign up, for the tip sheet of the media industry, brought to you by Brian Stelter, Dylan Byers and the optimal ever media team in the business.
Several hours later, an unnamed anonymous White House official told CNN that the retweet was “inadvertently posted.” The president is again blowing a racial dog whistle.” Does any of this matter? Before going to bed on Monday night, President Trump retweeted an alt-right activist who has promoted several conspiracy theories. Brooks responded: “We see this pattern over, and over with again with the alt-right, which is to say, whenever there is an instance of anti-black racism and anti-semitism, it is juxtaposed with the so-called ‘black-on-black crime.’ –CNN’s Dan Merica contributed reporting. “Fake news cannot stop the Trump train!” The strangest brief moment of the morning came when the president then retweeted a user who said “He’s a fascist accordingly not unusual.” “It seems virtually as if he is working in overdrive to really undo whatever he said in the West Wing yesterday,” Washington Post reporter, and CNN analyst Abby Phillip said on CNN.
When he woke up, the president retweeted a cartoon showing a man labeled “CNN” being hit by a train labeled “Trump.” Tuesday morning’s retweets stoked further discussion. On CNN’s “New Day,” foregoing NAACP president Cornell Brooks called the presidential retweet of alt-right activist Jack Posobiec a “racial dog whistle.” Related: Donald Trump retweeted an alt-right conspiracy theorist….Read The Full Article Here”
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