Donald Trump slammed for tweeting ignorant garbage after seven U.S. Navy sailors found dead

Late last night, seven U.S. Navy sailors were tragically found dead in the aftermath of an accidental collision with a container ship off the coast of Japan (link). This morning Donald Trump rolled out of bed and quickly began firing off a series of tweets. But rather than addressing the U.S. military deaths, Trump instead tweeted a bunch of ignorant garbage.

Here were the three tweets which Trump posted early Sunday morning: “The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt. Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm, massive regulation cuts, 36 new legislative bills signed, great new S.C.Justice, and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Tax Cuts in works! The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating.That’s higher than O’s #’s!”

There are several problems with the above tweets. Despite his claims. Trump has created no new jobs, he’s but a damper on the economy such that job growth has dramatically slowed, he’s signed no meaningful legislation, he’s trying to take health care away from tens of millions of Americans, and he has no tax plan. In addition the Rasmussen poll is a consistent outlier to the point of being a punchline, and Trump’s real approval rating based is around 37% on the overall averages. But the real problem of course was the timing of his rant.

After Donald Trump tweeted the above ignorant lying garbage this morning, he received immediate and widespread pushback from Twitter users who called him out on his lies while also shaming him for not bothering to say a word about the deaths of seven U.S. Navy sailors the night before. So we’ll say what the “President of the United States” couldn’t be bothered to: our profound thanks goes to the sailors for their service and sacrifice, and our deepest condolences go out to their loved ones.


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12 Comments

  1. Claudia on June 18, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Shameful!
    My heart sunk to learn of these tragic deaths. I’m sorry their families had to join this club.
    As for POTUS , you suck!

  2. Mark Le Blanc on June 18, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Well done Bill

  3. Connie Anderson on June 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    The American people voted this person in office knowing all of his faults. They knew he mocked a disabled person, slammed a gold star family, lied. All of it they knew. THAT is more of a disgrace than ANY of Donald Trump’s behaviors. We have a tweeting toddler in the highest office of our nation. What more can be said than that.

    • Claudia on June 18, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Maybe we did or didn’t vote him in. Discovering 39 state were compromised, I would say we didn’t vote him in, Putin did.

    • Allen Z on June 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Completely agree with you Connie. That list of pre-election faults is staggeringly long. What are we to make of this, nearly half of us feel these behaviors are acceptable in our President? I don’t find ANY of them acceptable?

    • yvette duran on June 18, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      A majority of American people did NOT vote him in. Please remember that. He is only in office because of our electoral college which was put in place to protect us from people like Trump.

    • Elizabeth on June 19, 2017 at 2:09 am

      The American people DID NOT elect this asshole. Lay the blame where it belongs….the out-dated electoral college.

  4. Eddie Bryan on June 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    In an era of social media a president should be right on top of the most important news and the deaths of sailors certainly is.

  5. Patricia Dauenheimer on June 18, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Great job being done. To rid us of him. Taking his pal’s in one swoop.

  6. Nancy Adams on June 18, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    i also read that he tweeted hes more popular than Obama , with who his supporters when they started to investigate his foundation he tried to dissolve it ,they wouldn’t allow it as it would be illegal cant they do that and stop him from dissolving(fireing) anyone who is involved in investigating him or any of his people in any investigations Russia or otherwise

  7. yvette duran on June 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Why is he so damn preoccupied with Obama? “higher than O’s #’s!” my ass.

  8. Laura Lewis on June 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Your stupidity keep showing, too dumb to attend your daily briefings, because you simply DO NOT CARE! Go to JAIL, CLOWN. I enjoy watching David Letterman clown your lying behind when you were stupid enough to go his show!! It shows what kind of Orange Doofus,Dangerous CREATURE your Bigot behind is!! The result of graduating from your trump university….SICK! Sad! Jealous!!

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