The Drum Awards Festival - Extended Deadline

-d -h -min -sec

John McCain Twitter Donald Trump

Donald Trump retweets yet another endorsement from a convicted murderer


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

July 21, 2015 | 2 min read

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has fulfilled his weekly Twitter gaffe quota, this week retweeting a fabricated endorsement featuring an image of a US veteran who murdered his pregnant wife.

The tweet included a still of Jeffrey MacDonald, an ex US army officer and doctor who is serving three life sentences for killing his wife Colette, who was pregnant at the time.

The prank was made as Trump and Republican rival John McCain’s engage in a war of words spaked by the entrepreneur's POW remarks: “[McCain’s] not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured? I like people who weren’t captured.”

Trump has a history of Twitter gaffes, most relevantly last September he retweeted an image of UK serial killers Fred and Rose West who were “inspired” by the mogul, and most recently, ‘his intern’ tweeted an image of Nazi soldiers storming the White House.

Despite some polls giving Trump the lead for the Republican presidential nomination, the Huffington Post made the bold move of consigning Trump stories from the politics to the entertainment section "next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette".

John McCain Twitter Donald Trump

More from John McCain

View all


Industry insights

View all
Add your own content +