Washington D.C., September 18 : The United States President, Donald Trump, has retweeted an edited video that showed him hitting his former presidential campaign rival Hillary Clinton with a golf ball.
The animated GIF image Trump retweeted merged two footage - him taking a swing on a golf course and Clinton tripping and falling as she boarded a plane in 2011 as the secretary of state.
The footage is edited in such way that it shows Clinton is hit in the back with a golf ball before she fell.
"Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary," this was retweeted by Trump.
Former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub has slammed Trump for the retweet and said he reported it to Twitter for violating the social media platform's rules of conduct.
"The President of the United States just retweeted a video vignette that imagines him assaulting his political rival. The man is unfit," tweeted Shaub, who joined the ethics office as a staff attorney early during the George W. Bush administration and was appointed as the office's director by President Barack Obama.
Earlier on September 13, Trump, in a similar attack on Clinton in a series of tweets had said that she "spent big money", but "had no game."
"Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss," he wrote on Twitter.
"She lost the debates and lost her direction!" Trump tweeted.
"The 'deplorables' came back to haunt Hillary.They expressed their feelings loud and clear. She spent big money but, in the end, had no game!" he added in a second tweet.
Trump's tweets had come a day after Clinton released her new book "What Happened," which entirely focussed on her experiences on the campaign trail in 2016.
Clinton had won the popular vote by 3 million votes, but did not win the election because Trump won the Electoral College.
He earned 304 Electoral College votes, while Clinton won 227.
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