Trump Retweets Video From Anti-Semitic Account (Photo)

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President Donald Trump retweeted spliced-together footage of himself taking a swing on a golf course with a video of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tripping as she boarded a plane.

The retweet was just one of several that showed pro-trump messages in the form of gifs and memes, WLS reported. But the edited video is sparking controversy because it was retweeted from an account that has made anti-semitic comments.

"Please get rid of the Hasidic Jews. They are the worst people on the planet. They have taken over areas in NY," the account tweeted last November, according to BuzzFeed News. That tweet has since been deleted.

The retweet prompted a response from Former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub, who said he reported the video to Twitter for violating the social media site's rules of conduct.

"The President of the United States just retweeted a video vignette that imagines him assaulting his political rival. The man is unfit," Shaub tweeted.

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The retweet also came during the same week Clinton was promoting her new book, "What Happened," in which she opens up about her stunning loss in the 2016 presidential election.

In the book, Clinton calls out Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

“His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign," reads a quote from the book, according to the National Review.

Sanders appeared on NBC’s "Meet the Press" to refute those claims, The Washington Times reported.

“Let me just say this: I worked as hard as I could after endorsing Hillary Clinton,” Sanders said. “I went all over this country. And I would remind people -- people say, ‘Well, not everyone who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary.’ No kidding.”

“That’s the nature of politics,” Sanders continued. “Most people are not rigidly Democrats or Republicans. They vote where they want. I worked as hard as I could to see that Hillary Clinton would be elected president.”

Sanders also revealed that he will be running for re-election next year as an independent, not a Democrat.

“Let me just say something about this: The current model of the Democratic Party obviously is not working,” Sanders said. “Republicans control the House, the Senate. They control the White House. They control two-thirds of the governors’ offices throughout this country."

“In my view, Chuck, what we need to do is to reach out to independents,” Sanders added. “There are a heck of a lot more independents in this country than there are Republicans or Democrats. I am an independent.”

Sources: WLS, BuzzFeed News, National Review, The Washington Times / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Twitter via BuzzFeed News, Marc Nozell/Flickr

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