They say “retweets aren’t endorsements” but in this case it’s fair to say that doesn’t apply.
President Trump, normally so vocal on Twitter, appears to let others do the talking for him by sharing three rather strong statements on Monday afternoon.
First up was this:
The story is a piece in The Washington Post titled: “Black-clad antifa attack peaceful right wing demonstrators in Berkeley.”
But the phrasing of the tweet in light of Trump’s botched attempt to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis suggests this is what he was itching to say at his combative press conference in the days after the violence in Charlottesville - that the violence actually came from the left.
It should also be noted that Dinesh D’Souza is the author of a book which he describes as:
"The Big Lie" exposes the Left's biggest lie yet: their campaign to paint conservatives as Nazis to cover up their own fascism.
In reply to:
The “traitor” is Chelsea Manning, and the “racist” is former Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, recently pardoned by Trump despite an extensive list of dubious practices spanning decades.
The tweet is actually incorrect as Manning had her sentence commuted by Barack Obama and was not pardoned but regardless, retweeting it demonstrates Trump somehow sees the tweet as a “Obama did worse” scenario.
Thirdly, possibly ironically as it is so out of place in Trump’s Twitter feed, the President retweeted this: