A political tweet from a former president and current president has gone viral, with people on social media questioning the authenticity of the messages and a possible connection to the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy.
As of Wednesday morning, more than 3.7 million people had shared the message on social-media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
Many said they were concerned that it was part of an attempt to influence a future election, which would likely benefit Mr. Trump and his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
The message reads: ‘I will have the greatest team in the history of the world.
You are all the reason for it.
The whole world is counting on us.
I have one goal: to get elected President of the United States of America.’
The tweet was shared about 9,600 times in less than an hour.
Some pointed to the number of mentions of the message by other political figures as proof that it is not a genuine attempt to sway the election.
However, it’s not the first time the president of the Philippines has tweeted something controversial on Twitter.
Last year, Rodrigo Duterte shared a series of tweets critical of the UN, calling it a ‘terrorist organization’ and accusing it of interfering in the Philippines’ affairs.
He said that a peace agreement between the two countries was not possible because the United Nations does not recognize the Philippine Government.
“The United Nations has failed to fulfill its obligation under the United Nation Charter to promote the good of humanity, and to protect the innocent,” Duterte said.
“I will take this fight to the UN.
I will take it to the United Kingdom, to France, to Germany.
I am going to be in the UN.”
In the same year, he said that the UN “isn’t the only organization to be an agent of terror.”
Mr. Duterte has repeatedly expressed support for Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for President Vladimir Putin’s regime in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Last month, he also urged the United State to take action against Russian separatists in Ukraine.
Mr. Trump has been under fire for his repeated criticism of Mr. Duterte’s government, including for ordering the police to storm Mr. Putin’s mansion in Marawi, a city in the southern Philippines.
Mr Trump and Mr. Maduro also have been at odds over the fate of the country’s longtime ally, President Fidel Castro, who died in February.
In December, Mr. Obama called on Mr. Castro to step down.