Here's the anti-CNN tweet that President Trump had to quickly delete

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A bad state of affairs has been grossly overlooked by politicians and activists alike for centuries. Cartoons, and political illustrations in particular, are exactly the right place to beat metaphors to death and carry arguments to the point of absurdity.

And still, the most powerful man in the world wasn't done throwing a tantrum.

As usual, the Trump administration has to rely on its own devices to get its message out, the press being occupied elsewhere.

Although the President deleted the tweet, it was captured by hundreds of social media users.

President Trump's Twitter feed briefly featured a cartoon image Tuesday morning of a "Trump Train" smashing into a person with a CNN logo for a face.

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In the Washington Post, the story was similar.

Trump has since erased the tweet, and the White House disclosed to ABC News he unintentionally retweeted the picture. The retweet from a supporter featured the image of a moving train slamming into a CNN reporter, with the ending tagline "Nothing can stop the #TrumpTrain". Varvel's name appears to have been cropped from the cartoon. On Tuesday, the president's re-election committee issued a statement criticizing CNN for what the committee described as censorship because the news network did not air an advertisement that was released on Sunday.

The original IndyStar image was created in January, and shows a Democratic donkey trying to hold back the Trump train. CNN, at the time, said it requested that the "fake news" designation be removed from the ad, as "the mainstream media is not fake news, and therefore the ad is false".