Impulsive,immoderate and politically untested, Donald Trump did not exactly seem to fit the profile of a candidate for the most powerful job in the world.
However, as publications worldwide shared news of Trump being elected as the 45th president of the United States, Indian publication Times of India went a step ahead.
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The Indian daily which has also previously been slammed for trivializing sexual assault went a little too far and tweeted saying: “‘It’s official, Donald Trump grabs America by the…, Congratulations Mr President elect!’.
The headline chose to paraphrase Trump’s controversial “grab them by the p****” quote, which led the Republican being accused of sexual assault and glorifying rape culture.
Twitter was quick to react to the crass tweet:
— modern age fakir (@arpandholi) November 9, 2016
— Dhruv Mullick (@DhruvMullick) November 9, 2016
@timesofindia this tweet is in such bad taste!!!
— aslesha belliappa (@aslesha1) November 9, 2016
@timesofindia Classy reporting TOI. So damn classy.
— Aisiri Amin (@Aisiri_Amin) November 9, 2016
@timesofindia disgusting TOI truly deplorable
— Prerna Menon (@PrernaMenon1) November 9, 2016
@timesofindia YOU are part of the problem, you sick excuse for a publication!
— Neetha Kurup (@NeethaRK) November 9, 2016
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Courtesy : Express Tribune