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:
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1506942697.0
"Warmest condolences." This man is a psychopath. He can't even fake a genuine human response. https://t.co/SUmKDx29Go— Jeff Tiedrich [retired account — see bio] (@Jeff Tiedrich [retired account — see bio]) 1506943367.0
Does “Warmest condolences” sound gross to anyone else.— Justin Epperson (@Justin Epperson) 1506944142.0
@Free_Media_Hub Warmest condolences. A very odd combination. He's not used to expressing condolences, is he? Emotionless git.— k.m. munro (@k.m. munro) 1506942974.0
140th mass shooting of the President Trump era is now the deadliest in modern history. Trump's reaction? "Warmest condolences" #WhiteTerror— ED Day - After The Pandemic (@ED Day - After The Pandemic) 1506943521.0
@AP Warmest?? What the hell is that??— DuhOne (@DuhOne) 1506943413.0
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"— BlackWomenAreKryptoniteToGOP (@BlackWomenAreKryptoniteToGOP) 1506943504.0
@BBCBreaking @POTUS Warmest? Then again he doesn't really have a good grasp on language or empathy. What can you ex… https://t.co/FGGUYC62E1— Stephanie Higgs (@Stephanie Higgs) 1506943553.0
@realDonaldTrump We don't need condolences. We need solutions. https://t.co/fqWfJQoTDD https://t.co/EGKbq4dfD7— Splinter (@Splinter) 1506943159.0
donald trump Only a dumnass Dotard would send 'warmest' condolences. Do you also wish people a 'Very happy funeral'? resign you twat— chris tarrant (@chris tarrant) 1506943319.0
Warmest condolences? That's like writing "my happiest sympathies". https://t.co/MbIGvmQr4T— Dom Knight (#2020dictionary out now!) (@Dom Knight (#2020dictionary out now!)) 1506943941.0