It's unclear if President Donald Trump meant to retweet a video of wild leopards, but on Tuesday night that's exactly what happened.
The president promoted a video posted by @planetepics, who shared the video from wildlife conservationist Lisa Tora Jaqueline Kytösaho.
The post was ironic, according to one person, because his son has a proclivity for shooting such animals
He knows his son kills these animals right? https://t.co/X3B0gcLV7K— Zoey Bartlet-Young (@Zoey Bartlet-Young)1550026359.0
Trump retweets gorgeous big cats that both of his sons enjoy killing?! SMFH I think one is a jaguar & the other is… https://t.co/TbF6NDp4q4— Surreal Times (@Surreal Times)1550027033.0
@planetepics @realDonaldTrump Hopefully dad wasn't sending out a signal https://t.co/0adM9idBB7— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire)1550027109.0
The president then followed up with tweets from the White House. It's the second time in 24 hours that Trump has brought up animals. He discussed his decision to get a dog to help with his image while at a rally in El Paso, Texas. The crowd cheered on the idea that he should get one, but he was concerned about how he might look walking the dog on the White House lawn.
Some speculated it was a staffer ghost-tweeting for the president, who accidentally forgot to change their accounts.
@planetepics Whomever is tweeting for trump tonight forgot what account they're using, I guess.— ThisBarbara (@ThisBarbara)1550027186.0
The internet had so many questions. You can read them below:
Covfefe II https://t.co/Nx0IJr9cep— Ethan Klapper (@Ethan Klapper)1550026199.0
What am I missing? Is this a metaphor for something https://t.co/SmCkDdh0yK— Gabby Orr (@Gabby Orr)1550026297.0
Trump's way of saying he's a cat guy and not a dog guy and putting the dog debate to bed for good? https://t.co/uBzlIoqb5t— Ginger Gibson (@Ginger Gibson)1550026387.0
WELL THIS IS DIFFERENT. https://t.co/neJLhDxPrs— Vaughn Sterling (@Vaughn Sterling)1550026425.0
Trump just retweeted a short video of two big cats and I'm so confused... ...does this mean we're now at war? Is t… https://t.co/aJjOny6vuO— Carrick Ryan (@Carrick Ryan)1550026805.0
maybe Trump is just a cat person? https://t.co/DVevhAxNL4— Igor Bobic (@Igor Bobic)1550026541.0
Ummm…. so… Trump is retweeting cat videos now? Big cats, yes, but still…— Samuel Minter (@Samuel Minter)1550026485.0
Is trump trying to tell us he’s a cat person? https://t.co/SOewU16sWF— amanda robinson (@amanda robinson)1550026220.0
@planetepics @realDonaldTrump But then I remember that his sons kill these magnificent animals for sport.— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1550026247.0
@LTrctrc @planetepics @realDonaldTrump I think @realDonaldTrump retweet this to show @DonaldJTrumpJr and @EricTrump… https://t.co/cd2Wbjj27u— Matthew Verkamp (@Matthew Verkamp)1550027480.0
@planetepics @realDonaldTrump Did Donnie and Fred get new rugs?— emergency party chihuahua 🇺🇸 (@emergency party chihuahua 🇺🇸)1550026182.0
@planetepics @realDonaldTrump I’m supposed to believe he likes the environment now?— Noah K (@Noah K)1550026124.0
@planetepics @realDonaldTrump I can honestly say I wasn’t expecting that tweet https://t.co/ikR8KXtRiQ— Anjee W (@Anjee W)1550026313.0