The first major scandal occurred late last year when renowned twitter troll @feckhead contacted Trump: “My parents who passed away always said you were a big inspiration. Can you please RT for their memory?” Trump happily obliged. Unfortunately, the image actually featured notorious serial killers, Fred and Rose West.
After receiving heavy criticism for controversial remarks regarding a Vietnam veteran, Trump retweeted @ConnorBaldwin21’s “My bad ass Vietnam vet dad has balls too which is why he’s voting Trump!”. Helpful Twitter users broke the news to Trump that the picture he had retweeted was of Jeffrey Macdonald, a former US army officer and convicted murderer serving three life sentences.
In a May 2013 tweet he referenced Jodi Arias, a woman who briefly fascinated the country when she was convicted of killing her boyfriend. “[Arias] stated that she follows me on twitter so I really hate to be saying that she is guilty but sadly, she is as guilty as it gets,” he wrote.