As usual, Donald Trump has reacted to a sensitive situation in poor taste, infuriating just about everyone. When he decided to make the Orlando shooting about himself, he invited a world of hate — check out the angry tweets right here.
Donald Trump, 69, was unsurprisingly narcissistic in the wake of the awful Orlando shooting on June 12, claiming that he’s been receiving “congrats” for being right about Islamic extremism. Naturally, voters have unleashed a backlash on the presidential candidate, taking to Twitter to bash him for his vulgarity. Take a look.
Here’s the tweet that started it all: “Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!” Trump said. Ugh. Take a look at the reactions below:
"Appreciate the congrats"
For Donald Trump, literally everything is about Donald Trump. https://t.co/5JL4pJv50P
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) June 12, 2016
Donald Trump 'appreciates the congrats about being right' regarding terrorism. In true narcissistic style, it becomes all about him.
— A C-R (@helmetsgirl1) June 13, 2016
Congrats to Donald Trump for proving again he's a self-absorbed monster. Are you proud of him GOP? Good luck getting that a-hole elected
— doris jane franklin (@doris_franklin) June 13, 2016
"Appreciate the congrats" – I'm not religious but I hope there's a hell just for people like you, #DonaldTrump, may you rot there forever.
— BoneBonce (@Bone_Bonce) June 13, 2016
Trump tweeted a series of responses to the shooting, most of them at least mildly offensive (“Reporting that Orlando killer shouted “Allah hu Akbar!” as he slaughtered clubgoers. 2nd man arrested in LA with rifles near Gay parade”), and of course he couldn’t resist taking a jab at Barack Obama: “Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!” Trump said. Lovely.
Fortunately, other public figures are responding to the tragic shooting with grace. Lin-Manuel Miranda won the award for Best Original Score at the Tony Awards on June 12, and he used the public platform as an opportunity to dedicate his speech to the victims of the shooting. “We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger, we rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love, cannot be killed or swept aside,” he said. Beautifully put, Lin.
HollywoodLifers, are you furious that Donald Trump tried to make this tragedy about himself?