Asked during an appearance on ABC's This Week whether the tweet made him doubt the sincerity of Mr Trjmp's outreach to Democrats, Rep. Adam Schiff said it was "distressing" to have a president who "will tweet and re-tweet things as juvenile as that".
In the short video, Trump takes a swing with a golf club, knocking over a woman that appears to be Hillary Clinton as she enters a plane.
"Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss", he said. She lost the debates and lost her direction! Clinton admits mistakes during the campaign in the book but gives a harsh account of factors she believes led to Trump's victory, including alleged interference by Russian Federation on his behalf and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey announcement that investigators were looking at a new trove of emails related to Clinton.
His profile also includes a link to his account on Gab.ai, a growing social media site championing free speech that has become a favorite of some of the white nationalists Twitter has banned for harassment or hate speech.
The tweet stoked outrage online, generating more than 11,000 replies, many of which condemned the president's promotion of violent imagery toward Mrs. Clinton, who, as a former first lady, has lifetime Secret Service protection.
While some Twitter users praised Trump for his "sense of humour" following the golf ball retweet, others berated him.
"Retweets do not equal endorsement", Urban said, laughing.
Trump attacked Clinton directly last Wednesday in a pair of Twitter posts.
"I have too little distance and too great a stake in it - instead this is my story".