Trump retweets baby elephant video

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE retweeted a video of a baby elephant getting stuck in a patch of mud on Thursday.

Trump retweeted the video from a Twitter user named Tom with the handle @summervilleguy. The user shared the video and tagged former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.


The seemingly random retweet stood out on a busy morning on Twitter for the president, who is set to host a rally in New Hampshire on Thursday night. 

Other than the elephant tweet, Trump's messages were more typical in focusing on race and divisive political topics. He also mostly retweeted messages from conservative allies. 

The president had retweeted former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly saying that “branding the President a white supremacy adherent” is a “cheap piece of political propaganda.”

After that and just before the elephant video, Trump had retweeted Fox News host Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamEx-Pence aide: Trump spent 45 minutes of task force meeting 'going off on Tucker Carlson' instead of talking coronavirus Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs to be deposed in Seth Rich lawsuit: report NYC living statue shows Trump desecrating graves of war dead, COVID-19 victims MORE's tweet saying there was no evidence of an epidemic of mass shootings. 

A little more than a week ago, more than 30 people were killed in two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Immediately after the elephant tweet, Trump retweeted Diamond and Silk, the conservative African American women and YouTube personalities, calling them "two great and loyal friends."

Trump also retweeted an article from Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannitySunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Cruz: Trump should nominate a Supreme Court justice next week Ex-Pence aide: Trump spent 45 minutes of task force meeting 'going off on Tucker Carlson' instead of talking coronavirus MORE with comments from the president’s attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGrand jury adds additional counts against Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and and Igor Fruman Juan Williams: Breaking down the debates Giuliani criticizes NYC leadership: 'They're killing this city' MORE and then tweeted tour dates for Diamond and Silk.

He also retweeted former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiHow Trump can win reelection: Focus on Democrats, not himself Trump Jr. distances from Bannon group, says he attended 'single' event Bannon, three others charged with defrauding donors of 'We Build The Wall' campaign MORE's tweet sharing an article teasing a potential Senate run, and shared a tweet from January of 2017 alleging that Democratic lawmakers skipped the inauguration of President Lincoln because “he had this radical idea of ending slavery.”

Lewandowski is expected to be in New Hampshire with Trump and may soon announce a Republican bid for the Senate.

Trump later in the morning tweeted about the mass shootings the country has faced recently. He called for law enforcement to get “much tougher on street crime” after a gunman in Philadelphia shot and wounded six local police officers.

“The Philadelphia shooter should never have been allowed to be on the streets. He had a long and very dangerous criminal record. Looked like he was having a good time after his capture, and after wounding so many police. Long sentence — must get much tougher on street crime!” he said.