President Donald Trump has again come under fire for his questionable choice of Twitter posts.
Mr Trump overnight retweeted a quadruple photo spread of himself slowly eclipsing former president Barack Obama.
The series starts with a photo that shows a glimpse of Mr Trump, who is in colour in the frame, along with a black-and-white image of Mr Obama.
The President gradually commands more of the frame in the next two photos until the fourth and final one shows a smiling Trump and no Obama.
— Jerry Travone 🎦 (@JerryTravone) August 24, 2017
President Trump retweeted the series, titled “The Best Eclipse Ever!” from Twitter user, @JerryTravone.
On Monday, large parts of the United States experienced a total eclipse where the moon completely blocked the sun for a short time.
Mr Trump watched the event from the White House with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron.
Mr Travone describes himself on Twitter as a YouTube actor, political junkie and “Proud Trump supporter”.
His Twitter page on Sunday shared a now-deleted anti-Semitic tweet saying: “We have enough of these jews where I live lol someone else take them . They just can’t drive.”
The tweet included a link to a Sky News report that found one in six British Jews feel unwelcome and one in three are concealing their Judaism because of fears of anti-Semitism.
Social media was quick to condemn Mr Trump’s decision to retweet the eclipse meme, with user Ed Krassenstein pointing out: “This is actually correct. The darkness of Trump has overtaken the brightness of Obama. The Sun is what gives us life and energy!”
Eclipses have no positive impact on earth, while the Sun is what provides the entire world with life! Keep that in mind.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) August 24, 2017
Others chose to fight meme with meme.
— On Many Sides (@Dyann057) August 24, 2017
President Trump has a history of questionable retweets.
Earlier this month, just a day after belatedly condemning white supremacists over the deadly Charlottesville riot, the President chose to retweet – then delete – an offensive cartoon by a far-right activist.
The post cartoon depicting a man labeled “CNN” being hit by a train labeled “Trump” was deleted minutes later, but not before being retweeted hundreds of times and captured on screen shots by journalists and activists.
Trump RT'd this pic showing a CNN journalist hit by a train days after a white nationalist ran his car into activists, killed Heather Heyer. pic.twitter.com/tWjdoE70AS
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 15, 2017
The violence in the tweet drew comparisons with the death of activist Heather Heyer, who was run down by a white supremacist at Charlottesville.
The same day Mr Trump went on to oddly retweeted UK user Mike Holden who described the President as a “fascist, so not unusual”.
That retweet was also deleted after Mr Holden celebrated his brief brush with fame.
“Donald Trump Rtd me, so he agrees,” Holden wrote, confirming that he was calling Trump a “fascist.”
I'm announcing my retirement from Twitter. I'll never top this RT. pic.twitter.com/HuGHkiPoyR
— Mike Holden (@MikeHolden42) August 15, 2017
President Trump sparked condemnation in July when he posted a bizarre video on social media with him wrestling a man with a CNN logo superimposed in place of his head, followed by a logo saying “Fraud News Network”.
The video, first posted to Donald Trump’s personal account, was shortly after retweeted to the official presidential POTUS Twitter page.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
– With agencies