Trump retweets a parody account about sharks

President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a Twitter bot that changes his tweets to include the word “shark” amid a frenzy of retweets about a segment on Fox News.

The president seemed to be quite interested in an argument that conservative radio host Mark Levin had with Ed Henry of Fox News. It’s about the phone call Trump had with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that is at the heart of calls for impeachment.

Within the nearly 20 retweets about the segment, Trump retweeted a bot called “Trump But About Sharks,” which places the word “shark” into tweets from the president. The bot had reworked an earlier tweet that Trump had retweeted, replacing “fake news” with “Pro Shark Media.”

“RT @BulldawgDerek: @foxandfriends A Sunday Morning; Amen Mark Levin, Preach Brother! You shut down Ed Henry and the Pro Shark Media with the fac…” the bot tweeted.

Donald Trump Sharks Pro Shark Media Retweet @realDonaldTrump/Twitter

The bot plays off of Trump’s reported hatred of sharks.

Last year the president’s apparent dislike of sharks came out during a transcript of an interview InTouch Weekly had with Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who says she had an affair with the now-president.

In the interview, Daniels said Trump was “terrified of sharks” and that he told her he hoped that “all the sharks die.” He’s also railed against sharks numerous times in the past on Twitter.

The president’s apparent mistake in retweeting something from the “Trump But About Sharks” account was noticed by many online.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

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