President Donald Trump retweeted a meme shared by one of his supporters Tuesday morning, showing a cartoon “Trump Train” running into a person with CNN’s logo for a head.
“Fake news can’t stop the Trump Train,” the text of the cartoon meme read.
Trump’s decision to share the image triggered outrage from reporters, who compared it to Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville.
— David Beard (@dabeard) August 15, 2017
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. Del Real (@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
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
The president’s Twitter account undid the retweet later in the morning.
The meme is taken from a Gary Varvel cartoon of Democrats unsuccessfully 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