President Donald Trump came under harsh criticism Saturday for failing to condemn the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA.
Trump was pilloried on Twitter for his offhand “Charlottesville sad” tweet.
Am in Bedminster for meetings & press conference on V.A. & all that we have done, and are doing, to make it better-but Charlottesville sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
Twitter was shocked by the Commander-in-Chief’s “sad” characterization.
So… your full condemnation of people marching IN YOUR NAME is "but Charlottesville sad!"
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) August 12, 2017
"We must ALL condemn…"?
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 12, 2017
Nazis are rioting and the president says "Charlottesville sad!" https://t.co/VehHGMdgT2
— Farhad Manjoo 🐝 (@fmanjoo) August 12, 2017
"Charlottesville sad!" is all you've got? This is a national crisis, and you're talking like you've been dropped on your head. https://t.co/B63ElDMWwk
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) August 12, 2017
It's not a press conference and the main reaction from the citizens of Charlottesville seeing Nazis rampaging in their town isn't 'sad' https://t.co/MBcZCExcHm
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) August 12, 2017
What an inspiration. #LazyBoy
— David Waldman, LLC (@KagroX) August 12, 2017
I would like to thank President Trump for his inspirational words during this troubled time: "but Charlottesville sad!"
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) August 12, 2017
that is the level of this dude's game. "but Charlottesville sad." lacks the spine to get on camera and say "white nationalists are bad."
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) August 12, 2017