President Donald Trump has played a lot of golf since he moved into the White House in January of this year, but it’s a fake GIF of him golfing that is causing an uproar on the Internet.
On Sunday morning, Trump retweeted a GIF that shows him first hitting a tee shot surrounded by onlookers at one of his golf clubs. The GIF then cuts to a clip of Hillary Clinton ascending the stairs of an airplane before a fake golf ball hits her in the back causing her to fall forward.
— CNN SUCKS (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017
CNN.com reports that the Twitter account that originally posted the GIF, @Fuctupmind, “frequently posts pro-Trump messages and memes, but has also used the platform to disparage transgender individuals and Jews.”
The tweet inspired considerable blowback, with critics deeming this yet another example of conduct unbecoming of the office of the President of the United States. The former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub called the retweet “a video vignette that imagines [Trump] assaulting his political rival.”
The President of the United States just retweeted a video vignette that imagines him assaulting his political rival. The man is unfit. pic.twitter.com/ETXrs4JwGY
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) September 17, 2017