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President Trump retweets GIF of him hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball

September 17, 2017

Nearly a year after the 2016 election, President Trump is still reveling in his victory over Hillary Clinton. And while Trump has been known to bring up his electoral college total from time to time, his latest jab at his defeated opponent didn't involve him saying anything, but rather the retweet of a GIF created by someone else.

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In the GIF, President Trump is shown hitting a golf ball. It then cuts to showing Clinton getting hit in the back with a golf ball and falling down as she boards a plane. Here it is:

Trump did the retweet from his personal account and not the @POTUS handle on a day in which he shared several pro-Trump tweets, including one of a train with a giant Make America Great Again hat. According to the Washington Post, the footage of Clinton comes from 2011 when as Secretary of State, she tripped as she boarded a plane heading to Yemen. Obviously, the real clip doesn't include her getting hit with a golf ball.

Not surprisingly, the GIF has drawn a lot of attention. In addition to 16,000 retweets and 35,000 likes as of Sunday afternoon, it's also drawn nearly 20,000 responses, many of them unfavorable to the 45th President. So far, Clinton isn't one of those responses, although the two got into it on Twitter earlier this week. After Trump was critical of Clinton's new book, she answered with this:

Something tells us this Twitter spat isn't over.

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