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    Donald Trump Has Accidentally Retweeted A Photo Of British Serial Killers

    He mistakenly retweeted a photo of Fred and Rosemary West after a comedian pretended it was his parents and that they had just passed away.

    Donald Trump tweeted this image earlier today. He deleted it approximately 40 minutes later.

    Why was the picture problematic? The images are not of this individual's parents, but are Fred and Rosemary West, English serial killers who murdered at least 11 girls over a period of 30 years.

    Quite a lot of people noticed his tweet.

    .@realDonaldTrump You utter muppet.

    Think @realDonaldTrump just got stooged into retweeting a photo of child murderers Rosemary and Fred West

    Dame Grace Golotta@GraceGolotta

    Think @realDonaldTrump just got stooged into retweeting a photo of child murderers Rosemary and Fred West

    1:10 PM - 29 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Oh dear. How long before someone tells @realDonaldTrump to delete that last RT?

    Aasmah Mir@AasmahMir

    Oh dear. How long before someone tells @realDonaldTrump to delete that last RT?

    12:58 PM - 29 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The tweet originated from @feckhead, who describes himself on his Twitter profile as a "failed comedian".

    A Google Image search shows the original photo.

    Update 4:21p.m. BST - Donald has tweeted the following.

    Some jerk fraudulently tweeted that his parents said I was a big inspiration to them + pls RT—out of kindness I retweeted. Maybe I’ll sue.

    Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

    Some jerk fraudulently tweeted that his parents said I was a big inspiration to them + pls RT—out of kindness I retweeted. Maybe I’ll sue.

    4:01 PM - 29 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    I thought I was being nice to somebody re their parents. I guess this teaches you not to be nice or trusting. Sad!

    Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

    I thought I was being nice to somebody re their parents. I guess this teaches you not to be nice or trusting. Sad!

    4:01 PM - 29 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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