After the news spread of the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, many took to social media looking for information, spreading messages of hope or trying to find ways to help from miles, even countries, away from the city. All except one person: Donald Trump.
“Nightly Show” host Larry Wilmore dedicated the top of his show to shaming Trump for the insensitive and inconsiderate tweets in the wake of such a horrific crime. “When the news broke, the people of this nation were unified in a selfless outpouring of support for the victims and their families. Well, it was selfless except for one person,” Wilmore began before showing the news clip about Trump’s tweet saying he appreciates “the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism.”
“Yeah, Donald, you were really ahead of the curve on the whole, ‘terrorism is bad’ thing. I mean, honestly, who brags about this?!” Wilmore exclaimed. “It’s like your doctor saying, ‘Yo, dude, I totally called it, you do have cancer.’ But he didn’t just tweet, he redirected the diarrhea from his Twitter account to his face-hole at a press conference,” Wimore said showing the clip of Trump saying “the shooter was born an Afghan, of Afghan parents.”
“No,” Wilmore began dispelling the misinformation. “He was born an American, but his parents emigrated to the United States. So you’re saying we shouldn’t allow immigrants into this country at all. Well, that eliminates two-thirds of your wives. You better give me a better reason, there.”
He continued the clips from Trump’s press conference, where Trump said that the shooter’s father aligns himself with the Taliban and even said he was running for president of Afghanistan.
“So, you’re telling me that his father has radical views, says crazy sh*t and is running for president,” Wilmore said scratching his chin. “Somebody’s trying to steal your thunder, man.”
Wilmore begged for Trump to say something that made sense. What he got was a clip of Trump saying “we have an incompetent administration, and when I’m elected, I will tell you, that will not change, that will not change over the next four years.”
“Ok, that kind of makes sense,” Wilmore said.
Trump blaming President Obama didn’t stop there, however. Trump went from the Twitter vomit to his press conference and back again to Twitter vomit. He called for Obama to “immediately resign in disgrace” if he doesn’t plan to use the words “radical Islamic terrorism.”
After Wilmore’s White House Correspondent’s dinner where Wilmore called Obama “my n*****,” he said he has a direct line to the White House. He picked up a red phone and called to ask what Obama’s comment was to Trump about resigning in disgrace.
“Uhhh, go f*ck yourself,” the other line said.
This demand to use those specific semantics has been a right-wing talking point for years. But in the wake of the tragedy, conservatives had a tough time managing to say words themselves. Wilmore played a clip of Florida Governor Rick Scott, who had to work extra hard not to say the word “gay” in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday.