The current war between Donald Trump Junior and Twitter on Jim Acosta has taken an unusual turn today after retweeting a tampered video about CNN's host being crushed by a golf cart.
The original tweet, sent by Arthur Schwartz, associate of former White House communications director, Antony Scaramucci, shows a golfer sporting the CNN logo superimposed on the head under which a golf car apparently driven by the president Donald Trump.
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Schwartz posted the video, originally created by Twitter user @Carpedonktum, accompanied by the caption: "Spotted: Jim Acosta Playing Golf Earlier Today."
The president's eldest son has retweeted the clip to his 3.24 million followers as part of ongoing clashes between him and Acosta over the proposed border-wall along the US-Mexico border.
Trump Jr. was part of a number of Republicans, including the president, who made fun of CNN's host after posting a video of him along a fence Texas security, suggesting that this is not necessary because the region is "quiet" the crisis suggested by Trump.
"We do not see any kind of imminent danger," Acosta said in the clip. "There are no migrants trying to rush to this fence here in the McAllen, Texas area.
"No sign of the national emergency the president has spoken of – in fact, it's pretty quiet here."
The GOP has been taunting Acosta for seeming to prove that walls and fences deterred people from trying to break into the United States.
"I know you may not be able to understand Jimbo, but the reason Twitter made fun of you today is because you were at a part of the border WITH A WALL," wrote Trump Jr. on the social media site. "So yes, of course, it worked. Repeat this on the other side of the border and we will all be safer. "
Trump Jr. also described Acosta's video clip "as one of the best personal videos of all time !!!"
Elsewhere, President Trump scorned CNN's host by quoting Retweet his post with a "diary". White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also thanked Acosta for her example, which helps strengthen support for Trump's plans.
"When I went with President @realDonaldTrump to the border today, I never imagined that @Acosta would do our job for us and explain so clearly why WALLS WORK. Thank you Jim, "tweeted Sanders.
In response to Trump Jr.'s critics, Acosta tweeted, "It's a strange gift. You seem to be saying that the measures in place are working. Does this mean that your father should reopen the government and get federal employees back to work? "
Acosta ended the tweet with a "bye bye" hashtag, apparently referring to the words that President Trump would have uttered as he was coming out of the meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer earlier this week.
Spotted: Jim Acosta playing golf earlier today. pic.twitter.com/fi0nubIS2I
– Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) January 11, 2019