Dumber than dumber (including Dubya)!I have no intention of making light of the Tragedy in New Zealand but this goes to show what damage a thoughtless tweet can do.
Trump mindlessly tweets out link to anti-Muslim website shortly after New Zealand mosque shooting.
Late Thursday, after the shooting had been reported by U.S. media and presumably after the president would have been briefed, Trump tweeted out a link to the Breitbart homepage, where the lead story at that point was an article highlighting disgraced New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik’s claims about special counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump’s tweet offered no commentary on the link to Breitbart’s homepage, which frequently features inflammatory content about Islam and Muslims, and the right-wing site soon changed its lead story to the Christchurch shooting.
Other social media users were appalled and confused.
I am a New Zealander watching news coverage of a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch. The person who did this is a white supremacist who was probably influenced by the crap spewed by hate sites like Breitbart. YOU are part of the problem for the rise in hate crime.— Jen Longshaw (@JenLongshaw) March 15, 2019You're just out here plugging Breitbart for no reason whatsoever? Cool. That's a totally normal, presidential thing to do. Especially in the midst of what's happening in Christchurch. Which is a city in NZ by the way, not a place of worship where you inexplicably sign bibles.— Daddy Files (@DaddyFiles) March 15, 2019What a predictably disgusting asshole you are.Our friends in Christchurch, New Zealand are reeling from a terror attack by a Radical White Terrorist, and AGAIN you say nothing.Instead, you post the fake news hate rag, Breitbart.YOU. ARE. FILTH.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 15, 2019you typed breitbart dot com into the wrong space mr president sir— raandy (@randygdub) March 15, 2019Of course you posted this as news breaks that a far right lunatic shot up a Mosque. You know exactly what you’re doing.— Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonFL) March 15, 2019No words of condolences?No words of mourning?No words of support?No words of condemning the attack?Just a useless link to a conspiracy website that has been proven to push lies and right wing extremism.You make me sick.— Ida Skibenes (@ida_skibenes) March 15, 2019How about tweeting about the horrific mass-shooting at the #NewZealandmosques, and acting like a world leader instead of a world buffoon on Twitter. Shame on you… #Trump— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) March 15, 2019You were too lazy and embarrassing to tweet a note of condolence to NZ PM #JacindaAdern. Instead you posted from a well-known Islamophobic site. Disgraceful.— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) March 15, 2019
The third story down is… trump encouraging supporters to attack people wtf is going on— Floyd (@shaunep815) March 15, 2019I think you misspelled Christchurch.— Rogue NASA (@RogueNASA) March 15, 2019Yes you are correct, that is one if the websites that caused this tragedy.— Andrew Jon Thomson (@HelloAndrew) March 15, 2019Apparently he was fresh out of thoughts and prayers.— John Hart (@farmgeek) March 15, 2019The New Zealand Mosque shooter says in his manifesto that he admires Donald Trump because Trump is “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”— Christopher O'Riley (@cjoriley) March 15, 2019Seriously disgraceful.— Wander Woman (@WanderWomanPhD) March 15, 2019World leaders are sending messages of condolence and this is the best you can do……God help America— Epicurean Tours (@epicureantours) March 15, 2019