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Dozens died after two mosques were attacked in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump used Twitter on Thursday evening for an interview explaining how "hard" his followers might become – and put out the tweet on Friday morning following the shootings in the New Zealand mosque.

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Breitbart said Trump spoke of the "vicious" tactics of the "left."

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"Here's the thing – it's so horrible, what happens", Trump said before discussing his backers. "You know, the left plays a harder game, it's very funny. I actually think that the people on the right side are harder, but they do not play it harder. OK?

The White House did not comment on Trump's removal of the tweet.

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Trump's critics accuse him of provoking violence by his backers.

"I think that's what's over Very much after me He encourages them to take part in something that is probably illegal, like attacking people. They behave dangerously, "said Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, about MSNBC." That sounds like a threat to me. I find it terrible.

Social media users criticized Trump for releasing the article when news broke over shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, where 49 people died.

On Friday morning, Trump had posted a tweet condemning the attacks.

"After the terrible massacre in the mosques, I greet the New Zealand people with the best wishes, 49 innocent people have died so useless, with so many more seriously injured," said Trump. "The US stands for New Zealand for everything we can do, God bless everyone!"

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