President Donald Trump was so upset by a confrontation over impeachment on “Fox & Friends” that he retweeted nearly two dozen messages about it — including one bizarrely ripping the “Pro Shark Media.”
In his haste to churn out attacks, Trump apparently hadn’t realized he was retweeting a message from the “Trump But About Sharks” bot account. The account inserts shark terms into his tweets to mock Trump’s hatred of sharks. “Trump apparently hates sharks, so this bot does some word replacement on his tweets to make them about sharks,” the account explains.
Screen Shot/Twitter/@RealDonaldTrump Screen shot of Trump’s retweet of message attacking “pro shark media”
No wonder Trump hates the “pro shark media.” In a 2013 tweet, he classified sharks with the “losers and the haters of the World!”
Trump got triggered Sunday after conservative talk radio host Mark Levin exploded when Fox News reporter Ed Henry pressed Levin if it was “okay” for Trump to ask the Ukrainian president in a July phone call “to dig up dirt” on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son. The call has become the focus of a formal House impeachment inquiry. “What happened in the Oval Office on that call, was it illegal or not?” Henry asked Levin.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2019
Trump posted a clip of the confrontation on Fox — and retweeted multiple attacks on Henry and praise for Levin. But many Twitter followers enjoyed the president’s retweet about the pro-shark media.
I can’t believe Trump retweeted this bot account about turning his tweets into stuff about sharks without even noticing the unflattering profile picture. pic.twitter.com/d8o4dMRGrq
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 29, 2019
Trump retweeted this account? Wtf
— Milquetoast (@BlueRobotDesign) September 29, 2019
— Ismaël Mankupranata (@Ismael_Manku) September 29, 2019
This account is making fun of him and he RT’d it. 😂😂😂
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) September 29, 2019
— ❄Kelly🌵🌹Rose❄ (@KellyRose4444) September 29, 2019
— Alienation (@Alienation2020) September 29, 2019
Infrastructure week has been cancelled in favor of SHARK WEEK!! Yay!
— WWCBD? (WhatWouldChuckBrownDo?) (@donna_gardner) September 29, 2019
How is it possible this is still up?How could you not tell from the photo or the handle that this is a parody? How?
— MAS Part-time Princess of Sharpie Alabama (@OopsOFacto) September 29, 2019
😂😂😂 Make sharks great again!
— trilogyxthree 🌊 (@Blackfog19) September 29, 2019 Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus