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Trump follows up retweets of rightwingers with a quote from Mother Teresa

On Monday morning, President Trump retweeted a post about the "violence" of the antifa, a criticism of former President Barack Obama, and a quote by Mother Teresa.

The first in Trump's spurt of retweets was from controversial conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, arguing that The Washington Post's article about "black-clad antifa" protesters attacking "peaceful rightwing demonstrators" was an admission "about where the violence is coming from." Trump, seemingly still unaware that his argument that "both sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, had not gone over well, decided to share D'Souza's tweet:

Trump then retweeted Fox News contributor and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich's criticism of Obama. Politico's Kyle Cheney noted the tweet's claim was incorrect:

Then, to top it all off, Trump retweeted an account called Inspirational Quotes. The tweet quoting Mother Teresa encouraged unity. Becca Stanek