President Donald Trump spent time Wednesday railing against the Department of Justice ordered probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Then the President went off script and added a bit of a retweet storm.
Most of the retweets came from the Twitter account "The Trump Train." Self-described as "Welcome to the #TrumpTrain, the greatest political movement in history. Proud American. RT'd by @realDonaldTrump *Fan account*", the account posts memes and false claims from conspiracy theories to outright lies.
The Trump Train account bio (Twitter)
Trump began his retweet storm with a meme. In it, former Presidents, Robert Mueller, Democratic leaders and members of his own administration are shown behind bars. The meme calls for "treason trials" for all.
The Trump Train meme retweeted by President Trump November 28, 2018. (Twitter)
From there, the President retweeted three posts from The Trump Train of dubious information that favored him or his policies...
The Trump Train posts retweeted by President Trump November 28, 2018 (Twitter)
...then on to another fan account, "VP Fan," for some bashing of private citizen and former opponent, Hillary Clinton...
VP FAN post retweeted by President Trump November 28, 2018 (Twitter)
...ending with a video clip of an interview with Hillary Clinton posted by conservative media personality Charlie Kirk where he tries to claim Clinton is racist.
Charlie Kirk post retweeted by President Trump November 28, 2018 (Twitter)
The President made statements in the past that he was too busy for many of the traditional duties of the President, such as reading reports and intelligence briefings. He also stated he did not read books for the same reason.
But Thursday's retweets show a President with the free time to scour various fan accounts on Twitter for posts that he likes. This, along with the attack by a sitting President against private citizens and political rivals and critics, calling their criticism "treason" disturbed many online.
And they called Trump out for it in response to his retweets.
@The_Trump_Train @realDonaldTrump Your base might enjoy seeing you retweet from a conspiracy page, but the rest of… https://t.co/ADcuSWZWcb— Carrye DeCrane (@Carrye DeCrane) 1543419857.0
@The_Trump_Train @realDonaldTrump Wow! The president of the free world just retweeted a meme from a far right consp… https://t.co/XkE8R0tUMP— Ryan Weems (@Ryan Weems) 1543415380.0
@The_Trump_Train @realDonaldTrump Are you saying Rod Rosenstein should be tried for Treason? You do know he currently works for you?— David Bethune (@David Bethune) 1543420618.0
@The_Trump_Train @realDonaldTrump So glad the president has toned down his rhetoric— Ryan Canon (@Ryan Canon) 1543415269.0
@The_Trump_Train @realDonaldTrump PROJECTION! PROJECTION! PROJECTION!!! #LockThemAllUp #LockThemAllUp #LockThemAllUp https://t.co/9546PK62jf— Nasty_Girl_ (@Nasty_Girl_) 1543419499.0
@The_Trump_Train @realDonaldTrump I think that’s your view... looking out— Stuguru (@Stuguru) 1543418432.0
@The_Trump_Train @realDonaldTrump Make Graphic Design Great Again— Not A Note Taker (@Not A Note Taker) 1543414841.0
@leloneUW_FL @The_Trump_Train @realDonaldTrump Two years ago it would be unbelievable to me that our president woul… https://t.co/WMaKfffyii— Andy Jeglic (@Andy Jeglic) 1543421451.0
While one commenter on the President's retweet shared this image, also invoking Hillary Clinton.
Image shared by Jeffrey Pomz in response to President Trump retweet November 28, 2018 (Twitter)
Others also responded with their own memes.
@The_Trump_Train @realDonaldTrump Don't worry :)))))))) https://t.co/MhGmgGFlFy— BEHRANG (@BEHRANG) 1543415410.0
@The_Trump_Train @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/8Z6aUNuWUl— Arlene F. Lee (@Arlene F. Lee) 1543418467.0
@The_Trump_Train https://t.co/3HKlugMXsA— DLWP 🇺🇸🇳🇿🗽 (@DLWP 🇺🇸🇳🇿🗽) 1543419210.0
On Monday, President Trump called for a state run media, because mainstream media fails to praise him in international broadcasts at a level he feels is adequate.
While CNN doesn’t do great in the United States based on ratings, outside of the U.S. they have very little competi… https://t.co/mQBNuDHedg— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1543261649.0
....and false way. Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldw… https://t.co/hIFQy1Snku— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1543261649.0
@realDonaldTrump State run news just like in russia and north korea?— Mifrbi (@Mifrbi) 1543418649.0
@realDonaldTrump Just what we need, a propoganda machine...— Mimi Mona (@Mimi Mona) 1543378613.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/0ye06woQS8— davidholden (@davidholden) 1543354197.0
As of noon Wednesday, President Trump has not deleted the retweet calling his rivals treasonous.