Donald Trump has proven to have absolutely zero restraint or common sense when it comes to his social media posts, but today he took the his Twitter habit to a whole new level.
On Thursday morning, the U.S. president retweeted an eclipse meme of himself, as a white president, “eclipsing” Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president.
It’s a retweet so dumb that it may just beat the time he retweeted someone calling him a fascist.
The meme, posted by a user in response to a Trump tweet about Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, shows a smiling Trump gradually moving in front of a black and white photograph of Obama.
In the last of the four photos, Trump is completely covering Obama, and the words “THE BEST ECLIPSE EVER!” caption the meme.
Yes, this really happened.
Here it is, screenshotted on his profile, just in case Trump deletes it and has a White House official say the image was “inadvertently posted” again. You know, like he did that time he tweeted a meme of a Trump Train driving into a CNN reporter.
Since this retweet shows Trump doesn’t have any understanding of how an eclipse works, furious Twitter users were eager to compare Obama to the bright sun, while also pointing out that the meme is straight-up racist.
I’m laughing, in this analogy, Trump is the moon and Obama is the Sun (which is better?). Trump is a temporary blip. What a wally he is.
— Rachel Mann (@RachelMann123) August 24, 2017
Blocking out black men. Great image Donald!
— Steven Williams (@MouthOfSteven) August 24, 2017
UPDATE Aug. 24 3:19 p.m. PT: It turns out Jerry Travone had some offensive tweets on his timeline — some from only a few days ago. The posts have since been deleted, but their existence prompted some backlash.
Travone’s online store on Pro Wrestling Tees was “hacked,” and now redirects to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. One Hour Tees took responsibility for the hack and called out Travone for his anti-Semitic remarks.
It wasn’t hacked. We did that purposely since you hate Jews.
— OneHourTees (@OneHourTees) August 24, 2017
Then on Thursday afternoon, Travone made a Periscope statement about his “tasteless” tweet.