President Donald Trump on Monday insisted that he would have rushed in to personally stop Nikolas Cruz from murdering 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
While attacking Florida deputies for not entering the school while the shooting was still occurring, Trump said that "I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon."
Trump's claim was met with instant ridicule on the internet, as many commenters noted that the president infamously got out of serving in the military during the Vietnam War by citing "bone spurs" on his medical examination.
Check out the top reactions to Trump below.
MOTHERFUCKER YOU'RE AFRAID OF STAIRS! https://t.co/bAmJSz7eOA— matt christman (@matt christman) 1519662826.0
Yes, Trump just oozes self-sacrifice and courage https://t.co/YeYtaFE1UJ— Daniel Larison (@Daniel Larison) 1519662307.0
Trump on the #Parkland school shooting : "I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon." https://t.co/C83iBkiewP— Renée Graham 🏳️🌈 (@Renée Graham 🏳️🌈) 1519661943.0
Trump looked at one too many memes so he thinks he would have stopped the Parkland shooting by riding a tank that’s… https://t.co/iSedoz77PO— Patrick Monahan (@Patrick Monahan) 1519662448.0
Trump today: "I really believe I'd run [into Douglas high school] even if I didn't have a weapon." This is from a… https://t.co/5lThyOlrTv— Pé (@Pé) 1519663298.0
@davidfrum Trump: “I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon....unless there are stairs. I d… https://t.co/wm009zc5sD— ElElegante101 (@ElElegante101) 1519663239.0
Fake Trump-"I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon." Real Trump- https://t.co/Tmp7w6OmSW— LivingBlue (@LivingBlue) 1519663044.0
his dumbass would get Swiss cheesed too RT @CNBC: Trump on Florida massacre: 'I really believe I'd run in there eve… https://t.co/Q46mhJ2rsC— M&M (@M&M) 1519663038.0
Trump: "I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon.” also Trump: https://t.co/XS9dNIT1HN— Kevin Raposo (@Kevin Raposo) 1519663570.0
So says the 5-time bone spur deferment 😆😅🤣😂 @realDonaldTrump Trump says of Parkland shooting: "I really believe I'd… https://t.co/MB9DHhOHqW— Tom Mercado (@Tom Mercado) 1519663548.0
@amvetsupport Trump rips Fla. Deputies for not going into school. "I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn… https://t.co/tEcW7euUJS— Victoriasportsjunkie (@Victoriasportsjunkie) 1519663495.0
Trump_in_a_crisis.gif https://t.co/xTZ7J65Tjp— Patrick Monahan (@Patrick Monahan) 1519662573.0