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Trump Unleashes Bizarre Sunday Morning Tweet Storm, Takes Swing at Hillary's Head

Trump retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she boards a plane

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Morristown municipal airport for a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster ahead of next week's United Nations General Assembly, New Jersey, U.S., September 15, 2017
Trump arrives at Morristown municipal airport for a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster ahead of next week's United Nations General Assembly, New Jersey, U.S., September 15, 2017 REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting the former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton with a golf ball in the back, who then stumbles as she boards a plane.

Clinton had been back on the Republican president's Twitter feed in recent days as she promoted "What Happened," her new book about the 2016 presidential campaign, with Trump resuming his campaign attack of "Crooked Hillary."

The video, retweeted by several users, shows Trump on a golf course hitting a ball before segueing to the doctored shot of a golf ball hitting then-Secretary of State Clinton in the back as she is boarding a plane. The original video of Clinton, from 2011, does not show a golf ball.

"Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary," the tweet read. 

Trump attacked Clinton directly last Wednesday in a pair of Twitter posts.

"Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss. She lost the debates and lost her direction!" he said. "The 'deplorables' came back to haunt Hillary. They expressed their feelings loud and clear. She spent big money but, in the end, had no game!"

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said later that day Clinton was pushing "false narratives" in the book, in which she admits personal mistakes during the campaign but takes a harsh look at factors that led to Trump's victory, including alleged interference by Russia on his behalf and former FBI Director James Comey decision to announce that investigators were looking at a new trove of emails related to Clinton.

Clinton, who has been giving a series of interviews promoting the book, responded to Trump's earlier criticism on Twitter with a suggestion that he read her earlier book, "It Takes a Village," a picture book for children.

 Trump also tweeted earlier on Sunday about a phone conversation he says he had with South Korea's Moon Jae-in.

In his tweet Trump referred to Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, as "rocket man," adding that it was "too bad" that "North Korea has 'long gas lines forming."

Moon and Trump agreed to exert stronger pressure through sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear and missile tests, South Korea's presidential office said, following a telephone call between the two leaders on Sunday.

Rocket Man Kim Jong-il, on July 2006 Economist cover

Also on Sunday The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the U.N. Security Council has run out of options on containing North Korea's nuclear program and the United States may have to turn the matter over to the Pentagon.