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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:25 PM

Donald Trump Faces Backlash for Tweets About Orlando Shooting

Source: TIME

"Appreciate the congrats," Trump tweeted

Donald Trump faced a backlash on Twitter after tweeting his response to the deadly Orlando shooting Sunday morning, when he acknowledged “congrats” for “being right” on terrorism.

Like much of what Trump does, it inspired a wave of responses. It angered Republicans and Democrats as well as some celebrities who criticized with a familiar line: that Trump is self-centered even in moments of tragedy — the shooting killed at least 50 people and is the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The motives of suspected shooter Omar Mateen were not immediately clear.

John Legend, the singer and songwriter, Chris Sacca, the venture capitalist and George Takei, best known for his role on Star Trek, called Trump out on Twitter.

Read more: http://time.com/4365411/orlando-shooting-donald-trump-tweet-congrats/

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Reply Donald Trump Faces Backlash for Tweets About Orlando Shooting (Original post)
TomCADem Jun 2016 OP
left-of-center2012 Jun 2016 #1
vlakitti Jun 2016 #2
rockfordfile Jun 2016 #3
TomCADem Jun 2016 #4
Chakab Jun 2016 #10
bluestateguy Jun 2016 #13
7962 Jun 2016 #5
vadermike Jun 2016 #6
The Green Manalishi Jun 2016 #50
Kimberly1990219 Jun 2016 #7
Android3.14 Jun 2016 #44
The Blue Flower Jun 2016 #45
jpak Jun 2016 #8
Rose Siding Jun 2016 #19
AKing Jun 2016 #9
WHEN CRABS ROAR Jun 2016 #23
backscatter712 Jun 2016 #11
TomCADem Jun 2016 #12
July Jun 2016 #32
progree Jun 2016 #33
MFM008 Jun 2016 #29
Laffy Kat Jun 2016 #49
Eugene Jun 2016 #14
bluestateguy Jun 2016 #15
Doctor Jack Jun 2016 #39
MrModerate Jun 2016 #42
tclambert Jun 2016 #46
Doctor Jack Jun 2016 #47
RogerM Jun 2016 #16
jmowreader Jun 2016 #20
Volaris Jun 2016 #25
erpowers Jun 2016 #17
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2016 #18
Calista241 Jun 2016 #36
ailsagirl Jun 2016 #21
DCBob Jun 2016 #22
old guy Jun 2016 #24
christx30 Jun 2016 #26
jmowreader Jun 2016 #37
Gothmog Jun 2016 #27
stopbush Jun 2016 #28
PJMcK Jun 2016 #51
karynnj Jun 2016 #30
TomCADem Jun 2016 #38
karynnj Jun 2016 #40
LoverOfLiberty Jun 2016 #31
romanic Jun 2016 #34
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2016 #35
Skittles Jun 2016 #41
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2016 #43
ginnyinWI Jun 2016 #48

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:29 PM

1. I'm sure Trump is beaming with pride

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:36 PM

2. I liked this

Meghan McCain

@MeghanMcCain

.@realDonaldTrump You're congratulating yourself because 50 people are dead this morning in a horrific tragedy?
10:04 AM - 12 Jun 2016

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Response to vlakitti (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:39 PM

3. She is just as bad as Trump

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:45 PM

4. No, she is not quite as bad as Trump (nt)

nt

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:18 PM

10. Not as bad as Trump, but still loathsome. She's also further proof that these "rational Republicans"

 

whom the pundit class tries to sell to the left as our potential allies from time to time are no different than the rest.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:36 PM

13. No she isn't

Trust me, she's no Hillary lover.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:46 PM

5. Definition of the word "douchebag" has now been changed.

 

To show a picture of trump

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:53 PM

6. Glad this backfired on him

Glad this backfired on his sorry ass! Even the GOP don't want him near the oval ! I think they are gonna be pouring funds into downticket races What an asshole

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Response to vadermike (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:05 PM

50. The problem is it will make his moron hordes love him even more

and feel that the "Mainstream Media" are being unfair to him.

I swear, the more we attack that MF'er the more his followers love him

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:58 PM

7. I saw this coming

from the moment I woke up and learned about this tragedy. We need to do something about guns. Screw the 2nd amendment. It was written in a time before assault rifles and automatic weapons. A time when it took ten minutes to load a gun with one bullet!

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Response to Kimberly1990219 (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 01:11 PM

44. Might want to get your facts straight first, Cassandra

 

"Soldiers were expected to be able to fire a shot every 15 seconds for at least 4 minutes before needing to slow down because of the fouling in the barrel."
http://www.doublegv.com/ggv/battles/tactics.html

I figure you are just trying to pick fights, but at least do it with real info.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #44)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:08 PM

45. Right. This changes the whole argument.

nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:01 PM

8. NOT LBN

Trump's been a prime asshole for decades

yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:38 PM

19. LBN: GOP candidate acknowledged congrats in wake of worst US mass shooting ever

That is LBN. Prime asshole just graduated to sadistic, demented Republican presidential candidate

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:07 PM

9. AFAIK,Not one of his tweets expressed sympathy for the victims or their families. Scumbag!

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Response to AKing (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:18 PM

23. That's because it would be "politically correct"

and we all know that Trump doesn't do politically correct.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:20 PM

11. Breaking news: Toxic Don is a festering fuckscab oozing putrid pus on the crotch of humanity!

And in other news, the Pope is Catholic and bears shit in the woods!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:23 PM

12. Trump Is Continuing to Stoke the Hate...

If President Obama only said the magic words, "radical Islamic terrorism," then everything will be fine.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/12/politics/orlando-shooting-obama-political-reaction/

Trump also tweeted: "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!"

And just before the President spoke, Trump tweeted: "Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn't he should immediately resign in disgrace!"

"Reporting that Orlando killer shouted "Allah hu Akbar!" as he slaughtered clubgoers. 2nd man arrested in LA with rifles near Gay parade," he added
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Response to TomCADem (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:55 PM

32. And he probably made up the "congrats."

Or maybe they came from John Barron?

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:00 PM

33. DT: Obama & Clinton should both get out of government if they can't say 'radical Islamic terrorism'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637755/Donald-Trump-Hillary-Clinton-react-devastating-news-Orlando-called-country-s-deadly-mass-shooting.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Later he released a statement that hit both President Obama and Clinton, saying they should both get out of government if they can't say 'radical Islamic terrorism,' citing political correctness as something that's hindering the terrorism fight


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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:30 PM

29. good header

Toxic Don is a festering fuckscab oozing putrid pus on the crotch of humanity!

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:48 PM

49. Mind if I steal that?

It so very precisely describes him.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:51 PM

14. Holy sh*t! I expected Trump to try to milk this attack, but he has really outdone himself this time.

I never thought he would reach this low.

For your own sake, Donald, delete your account.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:00 PM

15. People forget that Trump DECLINED in the polls after the San Bernardino attack

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:41 PM

39. I don't know where this meme came from that Trump would somehow benefit from a terrorist attack

I have heard this a lot before yesterday. People, mainly on the left, say "Trump will lose, unless there is a major economic downturn or terrorist attack". Where is this line of thinking coming from? Where is the proof that anyone, outside his "poorly educated" base, see trump as a military or foreign policy expert? I have never seen evidence that people would flock to him under either of those circumstances.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:10 AM

42. I agree. Even Trump fans . . .

Have to admit that "steady hand on the tiller" doesn't really capture the true Trump.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:30 PM

46. Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks has said it often.

If he came up with the idea himself or heard it somewhere else, I don't know. I think he's worried about a post-9/11 effect. If people get so scared that critical thinking disappears, then Trump has a chance. You know, like how George W. Bush's approval ratings went above 90% even though he did just about everything wrong after 9/11. To work for Trump it would have to be a horrendous enough attack that it makes everyone stupid.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #46)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 04:02 PM

47. Perhaps but I think Americans are much more hardened to this now than 15 years ago

People ran into Bush and Co's evil embrace after 9/11 but that was 15 years ago. At that time, terrorist attacks in the U.S. was a very rare thing. We have had a decade and a half since of warnings, wars, actual attacks. I think people are much more savvy and calm at dealing with these things now than they were back in 2001. And a great number of people seem to understand that the guy that instantly starts calling for massive changes to our foreign and military policy, to our cultural practices, and to our rights is not the guy to be trusted in crisis. You see a lot of polls showing that people in this country are extremely hesitant to get involved in more conflicts in the middle east, to send in troops against ISIS, and to support expansion of government surveillance. And this has stayed consistent, even after events like San Bernardino and the Boston bombings.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:08 PM

16. Omar Mateen legally purchased a handgun and a long gun within the last few days

Omar Mateen legally purchased a handgun and a long gun within the last few days, ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge Trevor Velinor told reporters on Sunday.

"He is not a prohibited person," Velinor said.

The FBI interviewed Mateen in 2013 and 2014, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ronald Hopper said.

"Those interviews turned out to be inconclusive, so there was nothing to keep the investigation going," Hopper said.

Mateen was not under investigation at the time of Sunday's shooting and was not under surveillance.

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Response to RogerM (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:42 PM

20. Which means he was a good guy with a gun until last night

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:22 PM

25. Haven't you been told already? They're ALL responsible gun owners

(Until the MOMENT they're NOT.)

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:31 PM

17. How Was Trump Right

Can someone tell me how Donald Trump was right? Omar Mateen was American born and bought his guns legally. How exactly would any of Donald Trump's policies have prevented this incident?

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Response to erpowers (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:37 PM

18. Stop trying to make sense! Facts don't matter.

Forget it, Trump's rolliing.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:37 PM

36. I guess because he called it Radical Islamic Terrorism?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:46 PM

21. The MSM is aghast over his incredible narcissism

He continues to show what scum he is-- as infuriating as it is, it's good news for us.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:49 PM

22. So Trump's solution would be to round up all suspicious American Muslims..

and send them to detention camps?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:20 PM

24. Unfortunately,

he will not lose a single vote as a result of this.

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Response to old guy (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:24 PM

26. 17,286 retweets 40,295 likes (as of two hours ago)

Not really much of a backlash. People that think trump is great love him no matter what he says. People that don't like him will hate him no matter what he says.

He's called for Obama's resignation due to the attack.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:06 PM

37. That doesn't surprise me

He would call for Obama's resignation just because it was Tuesday. Move along, nothing to see here.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:26 PM

27. Trump is an ass and has no class

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:27 PM

28. He can't stop because it's who he is.

He's not going to wait for more info. That's for those consultant-driven pols. Nope, The Donald knows what's right, and he's going to say what he wants NOW, safe in the knowledge that in a few hours/days/weeks the whole world will catch up with him and see he was right all along.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 09:55 AM

51. Having a president who trusts his gut...

... worked so well for us the last time.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:31 PM

30. He obviously does not learn from history

In moments like this, the country rallies around the President. It even happened when the hostages were taken by Iran under Jimmy Carter.

IN 2012, the far more reputable Mitt Romney really really hurt himself by going out the night of the Benghazi deaths with his attacks on Obama. Little remembered is that he is the FIRST one who spoke of the video. He attacked the US embassy in Cairo, Egypt for putting out a statement explaining that they disagreed with the video, explaining that freedom of speech allows things like that, but the government disagreed with the content.

It was also why it took about three years (when Katrina happened) that people finally abandoned GWB. For two many people, he was the leader that they needed to believe in for their own sake.

Taking cheap potshots at the President, when he made a typically eloquent, appropriate response has to backfire. In the first place, he is dumb to want to place himself in comparison to the well regarded President, who is not up for reelection.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #30)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:25 PM

38. Trump's Immediate Reaction Is To Give Himself a High Five...

...that is all you need to know about whether he is fit to be President. Over 50 people dead, and his gut instinct is to make it all about him.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #38)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:49 PM

40. Exactly, narcissism writ large. Nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:35 PM

31. I fully expect

Republicans to get on board the outrage train as they try and either force Trump out or justify replacing him at the convention.

I cannot attribute their concern about what Trump says to any altruistic meaning whatsoever. They are as self serving as he is.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:05 PM

34. His hubris will be his undoing.

Hell hes half undone already.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:30 PM

35. Which goes to show his true colors

The GOP must be so proud. Sad thing is I believe many of them are.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:08 PM

41. there are times when a true leader rises to the occasion

Trump fails MISERABLY

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:50 AM

43. Trump's Tweets After Tragedy Often Strike Self-Congratulatory Notes

Yes, shocking, I know.

Politics

Jun 13 2016, 8:51 am ET

Trump's Tweets After Tragedy Often Strike Self-Congratulatory Notes

by Katy Tur

I think I've used enough electrons on DT this morning.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:37 PM

48. Sociopath. n/t

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