Donald Trump Blasted for Sharing Picture of Jeb Bush With a Swastika
"This was retweeted by Mr. Trump like hundreds of others. He did not see the accompanying image and the retweet has since been deleted," says Trump's campaign spokeswoman.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is under fire for sharing a picture of Republican opponent Jeb Bush that also featured a swastika.
The billionaire businessman shared the picture Tuesday on Twitter to his more than 4.7 million followers. Trump was not the author of the tweet, but rather re-tweeted the image sent to him from one of his supporters. The tweet has since been deleted.
The picture showed fellow candidate Bush with the Nazi symbol and the caption "The Bush crime family," according to multiple screenshots of the tweet.
Trump was heavily criticized for sharing the picture.
Hope Hicks, Trump campaign spokeswoman, said the former Apprentice host simply did not notice the image when he shared the tweet. Trump regularly re-tweets, or shares, supporters' tweets to him.
"This was retweeted by Mr. Trump like hundreds of others," Hicks said. "He did not see the accompanying image and the retweet has since been deleted."
This is not the first time Trump, who will host Saturday Night Live this week, has been in hot water for sharing a controversial tweet.
In October, Trump shared a tweet in which the author suggested Iowa voters had brain damage for supporting rival Ben Carson. That tweet was also deleted and Trump addressed the matter over social media.
The young intern who accidentally did a Retweet apologizes.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2015