Trump Blasted for Retweeting a Cartoon of a Train Plowing Down a CNN Reporter in Wake of Charlottesville Attack

GERMANY, HAMBURG - JULY 07: G20 summit in Hamburg. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America. (Photo by Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images)

Trump Blasted for Retweeting a Cartoon of a Train Plowing Down a CNN Reporter in Wake of Charlottesville Attack

Many took offense to the image after Heather Heyer was run over by a white supremacist.

Published August 15, 2017

On Tuesday morning, President Trump found himself, yet again, in hot water after he retweeted then deleted a cartoon depicting a train running down a person with a CNN logo over their face. 

The image Trump shared quickly went viral, most likely due to it's satirical representation of the "Trump Train" bulldozing CNN, which the president often calls fake news. 

However, because the image came just days after 32-year-old Heather Heyer was fatally run over by a car during an anti-racism protest in Charlottesville, many are calling the president's tweet offensive. 

  1. The tweet included an image with the caption "fake news can't stop the trump train"
  2. Although the tweet was deleted shortly after, screenshots allowed people to comment on the image
  3. Many could not believe the president's insensitive act of sharing the image after Heyer's death

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images)

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