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'Modern Family' Producer Brings Barron Into Trump Feud

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On Sept. 17, President Donald Trump posted a gif image on Twitter that has predictably caused controversy.

The gif begins by showing Trump hitting a golf ball, then cuts to an actual video of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stumbling as she boards a plane.

The edit makes it appear that the golf ball hit Clinton in the back, causing her to fall. Obviously amused by the joke, the president retweeted it.

But not everyone was amused. According to website Political Insider, it caused liberals to fly into "a full-blown panic."

"Trump thinks hitting a woman with a golf ball and knocking her down is funny," tweeted novelist Stephen King. "Myself, I think it indicates a severely f**ked-up mind."

CNN said the tweet "revealed a President still reverting to his old social media habits, namely, those likely to earn him quick criticism."

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The Chicago Tribune called for a political response. "Every woman in Congress should refuse to work with President Donald Trump until he apologizes for retweeting a gif that shows him hitting Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball."

But the most controversial response to Trump's controversial retweet came from Danny Zuker, executive producer of ABC's hit show "Modern Family."

Numerous conservative media outlets took Zuker to task for bringing the president's 11-year-old son, Barron, into the matter.

In response to the gif, Zuker sarcastically tweeted: "Does anyone know how Barron is doing after watching that clip of his dad assaulting a woman with a golf ball?"

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The website Conservative Nation reported Zuker's tweet under the headline, "Sad Announcement About Barron Trump," and quoted a Twitter user who argued that "Barron is 100% off limits."

The Daily Wire was also offended by Zuker's tweet, calling him a "mean-spirited leftist wacko from Hollywood," noting that it was not the first time Zuker had mentioned Barron in a tweet.

On Aug. 19, when Trump tweeted something that Zuker agreed with, Zuker replied: "This had 2b written by someone more mature. Did Barron take your phone? JK you'd never hang with ur son on vacation!

In fact, Zuker and Trump have been fighting on Twitter for years.

In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter published a story with the headline, "A Brief History of Donald Trump and Danny Zuker's Exhausting Twitter Feud."

As the article notes, the feud began when Zuker mocked the Trump's reality show, "The Celebrity Apprentice."

When Trump went on "Fox and Friends" in March of 2013 to promote his show, Zuker advised him: "Talk about how you finished in 3rd place behind 'Family Guy' rerun."

In response, Trump tweeted:  "I have never heard of you and was told you are a loser -- after reading your credits I have no questions about it!"

In the ensuing years, the two have traded Twitter insults about show cancelations, bankruptcy filings, Obamacare, and much else.

Sources: The Daily Wire, Conservative Nation, The Hollywood Reporter, The Political Insider / Featured Image: Joyce N. Boghosian via Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Max Pixel (2)

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