Donald Trump sparks controversy for re-sharing post suggesting US on way to civil war

Trump re-shared a post suggesting civil war on the social media platform 'Truth Social'
Trump re-shared a post suggesting civil war on the social media platform 'Truth Social' Photo credit: Getty Images

Former US President Donald Trump has caused a stir on social media after re-sharing a post hinting the United States is on the way to civil war.

On Sunday (local time), Trump re-shared a post with the caption "civil war" on his social media platform Truth Social. The post was a screenshot of a tweet by El Salvador President Nayib Bukele.

"The most powerful country in the world is falling so fast, that it makes you rethink what are the real reasons," Bukele wrote. "Something so big and powerful can't be destroyed so quickly unless the enemy comes from within."

Bukele was responding to another Twitter post from business outlet Bloomberg, which was about inflation in the US.

Trump's re-post suggesting civil war was picked up by anti-Trump conservative political activist George Conway, who shared the Truth Social media post on his Twitter page.

Conway, who is married to Trump's former aide Kellyanne Conway, captioned the tweet: "Nothing to see here, just a former president of the United States sharing a social media post advocating or predicting civil war in the United States. No biggie."

"Donald Trump is calling for civil war. Of course, like Vietnam and the walk to the Insurrection, he won't be man enough to fight it," said California-based Democratic politician Eric Swalwell.

Trump is currently banned from posting on Twitter himself following the 2020 Capitol riots. But if Elon Musk, who is seeking to buy the social media platform, gets his way, Trump could be reinstated - although his posts may be delayed by six hours.