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Trump's most retweeted tweet of the year was a bizarre attack on CNN

President Trump composed many memorable tweets in 2017, although his most retweeted message of the year rises above the rest in terms of the sheer oddity of it coming from the president of the United States:

The June tweet of a gif of Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo covering his face was retweeted more than 362,000 times, the Washington Examiner reports. That's more than even Trump's accidental splutter of "covfefe," which has been retweeted 127,000 times since it was fired off in May.

CNN lashed back at Trump's wrestling gif at the time, calling it a "sad day when the president of the United States encourages violence against reporters." Read a full list of Trump's most amplified tweets at the Washington Examiner.