America has been taking hits from different directions in the past couple of months. From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, to the Las Vegas shooting, America has not had a breather in a while and unfortunately, their President has not risen to the occasion.
Take Puerto Rico for example, Trump has managed (as only he can) to say all the wrong things to the crisis-ridden Island: “Your hurricane isn’t a real catastrophe like Katrina”, he said. He also tweeted this:
The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
And the latest in the series of ill-advised comments Trump has made about the Island that is part of America is: “You’re throwing our budget out of whack”
Here is President Trump as he downplays number of deaths in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. pic.twitter.com/vQB9W9hpUp
— Y! Online #WorldCup (@YNaija) October 3, 2017
Evidently, no one throws empathy to the wind like Trump. Curiously, it’s empathy Trump displays when he speaks of the Las Vegas shooter.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 3, 2017
For someone who has been hard on terrorism, why is Trump pussyfooting over this one? Is it the shooter’s skin colour, religion, greenbacks or politics that’s responsible for Trump’s about-face?
Twitter tells us:
Call me crazy
Trump, sweetie, you’re…
— TrumpsFrailEgo (@TrumpsFrailEgo) October 3, 2017
A sick man, a demented man, with lots of problems combined with unfettered access to weapons of war…what could possibly go wrong?
— AJ (@AJ18018) October 3, 2017
Are you talking about Trump or the shooter?
— Josh (@UzuNeymar) October 3, 2017
Wrong call, Trump
If he was Muslim: Terrorist. If he was POC: thug. White guy: must be sick. Ok.
— KSwan🇺🇸 (@Kswan55) October 3, 2017
— CSRJ (@CSRJ_US) October 3, 2017
Right. When things happen in London he was quick to say terrorist and immigration ban. In US he nonchalantly says man sick deranged.
— Tuscana (@ddchills) October 3, 2017
Sick is you not calling this out for what it really is. #Terrorism I can only imagine if this guy wasn’t white.
— Very Stable USAF VET (@Mommagrubs72) October 3, 2017
What about the guns, the rifles and the gun shops, background checks , current gun control laws ??
— Fried (@Cricksign) October 3, 2017
Stop trying to excuse white terrorism by claiming mental health issues, @realDonaldTrump . Ban sales of automatic assault rifles now!
— Robert Lucas (@BobbygLucas) October 3, 2017
We must ban semi-automatics again and the kits to make them automatic.
— Linda (@LindaMiklowitz) October 3, 2017
This is not the time to guess. The fact if the matter is that he should NOT been able to purchase all of those weapons.
— BernLove (@bernlove1212) October 3, 2017
@realDonaldTrump yet you supported loosening of restrictions on mentally ill people to buy weapons LIKE THIS. We need gun reform. Now.
— Michelle Renee (@MichelleReneeW3) October 3, 2017
WTF it was a FUCK*NG miracle??? 59dead is a MIRACLE WTF r u smoking?????
— sarah booth fierce RESISTER (@sarahbooth15) October 3, 2017