Jennifer Palmieri, a former Hillary Clinton communications director, argued Monday that a gif of Trump hitting Clinton with a golf ball “promotes violence against women.”
On Sunday, Trump retweeted a gif that showed him pegging Clinton in the back with a golf ball, causing her to trip. (RELATED: Trump Pegs Hillary Clinton With A Golf Ball In Retweet)
The media predictably freaked out over the retweet, but perhaps none more than Palmieri, who joined MSNBC to talk about the apparent tragedy.
“It was very revealing about [Trump’s] state of mind,” Palmieri said. “It’s appalling because, let alone being unable to let go of the election…you know that’s promoting violence against women from the President of the United States.”
“For me, it just brought me back to those moments on the campaign trail when you would see him and his supporters chanting, ‘Lock her up!'” she continued. “There are scenes that can fill you with revulsion…to see the President of the United States that is not just making light of, but suggesting it is a positive thing, to cause harm to women.”