One notable example is his 2016 rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who took issue with — among other things — his retweet of a video originally posted by a group called Cowboys for Trump, as Fox News reported.
“We need a real president”
Clinton complained that the president “spent the last 24 hours sharing videos that begin ‘The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’ while complaining Twitter’s censoring him” instead of focusing more intently on the coronavirus pandemic that has left more than 100,000 Americans dead.
“We need a real president,” she concluded.
Take a look:
Over the last 24 hours, the 100,000th American died of COVID-19 on Trump’s watch.
He’s spent the last 24 hours sharing videos that begin “The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat” while complaining Twitter’s censoring him.
We need a real president. https://t.co/bqnPUACScf
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 28, 2020
“I’m saying politically speaking”
As for the quote Clinton referenced, the man who said it has since claimed it has been taken out of context. “I say the reason why the only good Democrat’s a dead Democrat, I’m saying politically speaking, and I’m saying it because we need to have the majorities in the House and the Senate,” Cuoy Griffin insisted, according to Heavy.com.
Of course, such a distinction might not matter much to those inclined to castigate Trump — and it was hardly the first time Clinton has used the forum to express her displeasure with the president.
“He did promise ‘America First'”
In response to reports in March that the U.S. had the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, she turned the news back on her one-time rival, tweeting: “He did promise ‘America First.'”
Trump’s likeliest 2020 challenger has also weighed in via Twitter. In a post on Friday, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden compared a tweet he posted in October with one Trump posted the same day.
Two tweets from the same day in October. pic.twitter.com/rsSslLCsTW
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 28, 2020
But as Twitter takes action against presidential tweets, many of Trump’s supporters are calling on the platform to similarly push back against posts by his political rivals.