Twitter excised a meme from a tweet from President Donald Trump after the New York Times objected to the use of their photograph on Wednesday.
The meme showed a black and white image of the president with the text, “In reality, they’re not after me, they’re after you. I’m just in the way.”
— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1593543576.0
In its place, the message from Twitter reads, “Media not displayed. This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.”
According to Axios, the New York Times objected to the use of their photograph, which was taken by Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Damon Winter for a 2015 feature on Trump, then a presidential candidate.
Fans and supporters of the president responded to the decision by circulating the meme on the social media platform.
In a previous rhetorical skirmish with Twitter, the social media giant added a caution to one of Trump’s tweets for “glorifying violence” against rioters and looters in the wake of protests over George Floyd’s death.
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