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Trump Tricked Into Retweeting Serial Killer Pic

Twitter user tells him 'parents' found him inspirational
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2014 2:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – "I guess this teaches you not to be nice or trusting," Donald Trump complained yesterday after he was fooled into retweeting a picture of notorious British serial killers Fred and Rosemary West. The tycoon says he may sue the "jerk" who told him his "parents who passed away always said you were big inspiration" and asked him to retweet the photo in their memory, reports the BBC.

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Trump quickly deleted the picture of the Wests—who murdered at least 11 young women in the 1970s—but not before the mistake had been widely shared, reports the Independent, which rounds up some of its favorite responses, including a picture of Freddy Krueger with the caption "Please retweet for my brother who has a disfiguring skin condition." (Also getting Trump's goat: Critics who say putting his name in 20-foot-tall illuminated letters on a Chicago skyscraper is a little tacky.)

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