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    New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website ...

    From The Independent

    New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website as Christchurch terror attack was underway

    Donald Trump tweeted a link to Breitbart, ​a far-right website that peddles xenophobia and extremist ideologies, as a terrorist conducted a brutal massacre in New Zealand after releasing a manifesto that celebrated the US president as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

    The tragedy, in which two mosques were seemingly the target of a terrorist attack spearheaded by an Australian 28-year-old white male, occurred on Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand — the same day Breitbart featured an interview with Mr Trump on its homepage.

    The president responded to the mass shootings the following morning on Twitter in a statement that failed to describe the event as an act of terror, as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had called it the night before. He also deleted his tweet to the Breitbart post the day after the attack.

    “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques,” Mr Trump wrote. “49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do.”

    He added, “God bless all!”

    COMMENT:-

    Someone should tell Mr. Trump that neither "warmest" nor "best wishes" are quite appropriate when sent as a general "sympathy message".

    Someone should also tell Mr. Trump who the deranged loser who slaughtered all those people looks up to as a role model and leader.

    PS - Does the "all" in "God bless all!" include everyone, including the "good people" who carried out the senseless slaughter? (It has in the past, so possibly Mr. Trump should "clarify".

    PPS - Mr. Trump might also want to consider including something that refers to "terrorism" in his statement (even though the attack was carried out by a white, nationalist, Christian who supports Mr. Trump).
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    Re: New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website ...

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    From The Independent

    New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website as Christchurch terror attack was underway

    Donald Trump tweeted a link to Breitbart, ​a far-right website that peddles xenophobia and extremist ideologies, as a terrorist conducted a brutal massacre in New Zealand after releasing a manifesto that celebrated the US president as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

    The tragedy, in which two mosques were seemingly the target of a terrorist attack spearheaded by an Australian 28-year-old white male, occurred on Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand — the same day Breitbart featured an interview with Mr Trump on its homepage.

    The president responded to the mass shootings the following morning on Twitter in a statement that failed to describe the event as an act of terror, as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had called it the night before. He also deleted his tweet to the Breitbart post the day after the attack.

    “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques,” Mr Trump wrote. “49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do.”

    He added, “God bless all!”

    COMMENT:-

    Someone should tell Mr. Trump that neither "warmest" nor "best wishes" are quite appropriate when sent as a general "sympathy message".

    Someone should also tell Mr. Trump who the deranged loser who slaughtered all those people looks up to as a role model and leader.

    PS - Does the "all" in "God bless all!" include everyone, including the "good people" who carried out the senseless slaughter? (It has in the past, so possibly Mr. Trump should "clarify".

    PPS - Mr. Trump might also want to consider including something that refers to "terrorism" in his statement (even though the attack was carried out by a white, nationalist, Christian who supports Mr. Trump).
    Trump deleted that tweet, but not before probably hundreds or even thousands got a screenshot of it. He will still most likely claim he never posted it.
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    Re: New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website ...

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post

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    Someone should tell Mr. Trump that neither "warmest" nor "best wishes" are quite appropriate when sent as a general "sympathy message".
    Well, at least Trump didn't tweet that " there were good people on both sides of this massacre.".......yet.
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    Re: New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website ...

    I've never seen a more tone-deaf idiot in a position of power ...
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    Re: New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website ...



    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I like Trump. I like that he says whats on his mind. I like that he doesn't huddle with handlers and wordsmiths before he opens his mouth. But he would make a horrible president.......

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    Re: New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website ...

    To add:

    Breitbart News was Steve Bannon's baby, after Andrew Breitbart passed. Bannon of course, was Trump's compatriot during the presidential campaign and early days of the administration. That Trump scans and links Breitbart content is no random act.
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    Re: New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    I've never seen a more tone-deaf idiot in a position of power ...
    Rep. Steve King comes close, but he's a congressional back-bencher.
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    Re: New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website ...

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    Someone should tell Mr. Trump that neither "warmest" nor "best wishes" are quite appropriate when sent as a general "sympathy message".
    I'm sure Trump is great with birthday card messages. After all, that is all his wife gets on her birthday.
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    Re: New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website ...

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    From The Independent

    New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website as Christchurch terror attack was underway

    Donald Trump tweeted a link to Breitbart, ​a far-right website that peddles xenophobia and extremist ideologies, as a terrorist conducted a brutal massacre in New Zealand after releasing a manifesto that celebrated the US president as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

    The tragedy, in which two mosques were seemingly the target of a terrorist attack spearheaded by an Australian 28-year-old white male, occurred on Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand — the same day Breitbart featured an interview with Mr Trump on its homepage.

    The president responded to the mass shootings the following morning on Twitter in a statement that failed to describe the event as an act of terror, as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had called it the night before. He also deleted his tweet to the Breitbart post the day after the attack.

    “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques,” Mr Trump wrote. “49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do.”

    He added, “God bless all!”

    COMMENT:-

    Someone should tell Mr. Trump that neither "warmest" nor "best wishes" are quite appropriate when sent as a general "sympathy message".

    Someone should also tell Mr. Trump who the deranged loser who slaughtered all those people looks up to as a role model and leader.

    PS - Does the "all" in "God bless all!" include everyone, including the "good people" who carried out the senseless slaughter? (It has in the past, so possibly Mr. Trump should "clarify".

    PPS - Mr. Trump might also want to consider including something that refers to "terrorism" in his statement (even though the attack was carried out by a white, nationalist, Christian who supports Mr. Trump).
    No wonder David Duke was flush with excitement when Trump won. It was a real boon for the KKK.

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    Jeez, did you do really do something that stupid? You were as Dumb As Donald!

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    Re: New Zealand shooting: Trump tweets link to Islamophobic website ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    To add:

    Breitbart News was Steve Bannon's baby, after Andrew Breitbart passed. Bannon of course, was Trump's compatriot during the presidential campaign and early days of the administration. That Trump scans and links Breitbart content is no random act.
    Absolutely not a random act. It let's the base know he hasn't forgotten their concerns.
    Jeez, did you do really do something that stupid? You were as Dumb As Donald!

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