‘Deepest, not warmest’: Internet blasts Trump for awkward ‘warmest condolences’ to Vegas shooting victims
President Donald Trump started his Twitter day off by awkwardly extending “warmest condolences’ to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting that left at least 50 dead and hundreds wounded.
As most of America was waking up to news about the horrifying shooting — reportedly committed by 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada — Trump tweeted: “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!”
Prior to the official Trump tweet, comedian Patton Oswald predicted what was to come, writing, “I know the Vegas situation is grim but let’s wait to hear Trump’s statement he’ll make it all better” — (said) a concussion victim.”
Twitter users immediately noted the somewhat tone-deaf presidential response.
You can see the tweets below:
“I know the Vegas situation is grim but let’s wait to hear Trump’s statement he’ll make it all better” — a concussion victim
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 2, 2017
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) October 2, 2017
“Warmest condolences.” This man is a psychopath. He can’t even fake a genuine human response. pic.twitter.com/SUmKDx29Go
— (((Jeff Tiedrich))) (@jefftiedrich) October 2, 2017
Does “Warmest condolences” sound gross to anyone else.
— Justin Epperson (@sprsk) October 2, 2017
Deepest. Not warmest.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 2, 2017
Warmest condolences. Jesus Christ.
— Eager Elephant (@EagerElephant) October 2, 2017
Warmest condolences. A very odd combination. He’s not used to expressing condolences, is he? Emotionless git.
— karen munro (@BaileyPittipat) October 2, 2017
140th mass shooting of the President Trump era is now the deadliest in modern history. Trump’s reaction? “Warmest condolences” #WhiteTerror
— Alt-Rupert (@TheMurdochTimes) October 2, 2017
“My warmest condolences”?
Fuck this guy.
This isn’t a birthday party, you piece of shit. https://t.co/xoUdX7LNZS
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) October 2, 2017
Warmest?? What the hell is that??
— DuhOne (@LoveMyBacon) October 2, 2017
You can clearly tell that that trump lacks empathy or how to show any
worst mass shooting history in US and he uses “warmest condolences”
— RespectMyGame 💅🏽 (@battletested5) October 2, 2017
Warmest? Then again he doesn’t really have a good grasp on language or empathy. What can you expect from a draft dodging chode.
— Stephanie Higgs (@risinggundam) October 2, 2017
Warmest condolences? Time to start tweeting about the mayor of Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/Vyg1oHRUxr
— She Resists 🍩 (@Eat_Shop_Travel) October 2, 2017
— Splinter (@splinter_news) October 2, 2017
donald trump Only a dumnass Dotard would send ‘warmest’ condolences. Do you also wish people a ‘Very happy funeral’? resign you twat
— chris tarrant (@grumbleandgripe) October 2, 2017
Warmest condolences? That’s like writing “my happiest sympathies”. https://t.co/MbIGvmQr4T
— Dom Knight (@domknight) October 2, 2017
“Warmest condolences” is all that empty MF’ing dirt bag can say. C’mon Mueller. Bring down this painful house of cards.
— John Pisano-Thomsen (@JPisanoThomsen) October 2, 2017