Rep. Collins on Trump Retweet of Hillary Hit by Golf Ball: ‘I Would Suggest to Anyone…Don’t Retweet’

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On Monday morning, Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) appeared on CNN’s “New Day” to discuss some of the news from over the weekend, including the president’s tweets.

On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump had retweeted a meme that was edited to make it look as if he hit a golf ball that then struck Hillary Clinton, knocking her down:

“I did not see that retweet, if that’s what you’re saying,” Collins said at first when co-host Alisyn Camerota asked him about the retweet. Camerota then noted it was being played on the screen in front of him. “It shows, you know, what some are calling violence against Hillary Clinton,” she said. “What do you think of that?”

“Well, we know it would not be that,” he replied. “I would just be — I don’t retweet or forward anything from my account.”

When Camerota asked why, he said, “Because anything and everything can be taken out of context. […] If I get an email from someone, even if I think it’s hysterical, I don’t forward it on because the next person may not think so. And I’m not the author of it.”

When Camerota asked if he had any advice for Trump, Collins said, “I’m not going to tell the president what to do, but I would always suggest to anyone and everyone, don’t forward and don’t retweet.”

“That does sound like some advice for the president,” Camerota quipped in response.

Watch the video below, via CNN.

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