WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to have mistakenly retweeted a message from one of his critics saying ‘‘he’s a fascist.’’
Trump deleted his retweet after about five minutes, but not before the message sent to his 35 million followers racked up a big response.
Trump seems to have been trying to draw attention to a Fox & Friends article on a possible presidential pardon for former Phoenix-area Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who is facing a criminal contempt of court case involving immigration patrols.
A Twitter handle identified as ‘‘@MikeHolden42’’ tweeted to Trump ‘‘He’s a fascist, so not unusual.’’ Trump retweeted the message to his massive following, triggering an avalanche of replies. @Mike Holden42 responded: ‘‘I’m announcing my retirement from Twitter. I’ll never top this RT.’’