President Donald Trump sparked outrage after he retweeted a cartoon "Trump Train" running into a person bearing the CNN logo for a head on Tuesday morning. He has since deleted the tweet.
"Fake news can't stop the Trump Train," the cartoon meme, which was initially shared by one of his supporters, was captioned.
The president's decision to retweet the cartoon was criticized by some reporters, who compared it to the
deadly rally that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville -- resulting in the death of at least three victims. SEE ALSO: Internet explodes as Trump shares video of him beating up CNN
"The meme that Trump retweeted after Heather Heyer was killed by a Nazi-living protester's car in Charlottesville," one reporter tweeted, while another wrote: "After a woman was fatally run over at a white nationalist rally, the president shares a rendering of a 'TRUMP' train hitting a CNN reporter."
See more reactions to the retweet:
Trump retweets cartoon of train killing CNN reporter
Trump retweeted this violent image from a woman who is also active on Gab, an alternative Twitter for white nationa… https://t.co/KmI5gvDkvg
3 days after Heather Heyer's death, the President of the United States just retweeted and then quickly deleted this… https://t.co/kGYYYhwcwc
Morning America, your president retweeted an image of a reporter being run over (after Charlottesville) and a tweet… https://t.co/yFZqI5a5lp
Donald Trump retweeted a cartoon of a train bearing the Trump name killing a CNN reporter. What is happening? https://t.co/gvPKB0RVqM
The President of the United States retweeted this briefly, 3 days after a car rammed into a crowd in Charlottesvill… https://t.co/9X4IcXTBLS
Trump RT'd this pic showing a CNN journalist hit by a train days after a white nationalist ran his car into activis… https://t.co/XgXXeidryq
a) retweeted a cartoon endorsing vehicular violence against Trump critics ;
After a woman was fatally run over at a white nationalist rally, the president shares a rendering of a 'TRUMP' train hitting a CNN reporter.
The president retweeted this image a bit ago, days after a white nationalist smashed his car into activists and kil… https://t.co/dy4fZ2B85Y
The meme that #Trump retweeted after Heather Heyer was killed by a Nazi-living protester's car in #Charlottesville https://t.co/IGE3KZ9zzy
Breitbart, the original Trump image was a cartoon created by artist Gary Varvel, showing Democrats unsuccessfully trying to stop the "Trump Train."
Back in July, Trump also
shared an GIF of himself beating up WWE CEO Vince McMahon, also bearing the CNN logo over his head, during an appearance with the sports entertainment company back in 2007.