President Donald Trump never seems to miss an opportunity to take a deeply upsetting national tragedy and somehow make it even worse. From his determination to equivocate after the death of Charlottesville protester Heather Heyer to his latest tone-deaf debacle -- the jaunty "thumbs up" gesture the president flashed when posing for a photo with first responders to Wednesday's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.
Our entire Nation, w/one heavy heart, continues to pray for the victims & their families in Parkland, FL. To teache… https://t.co/jR8THlLD5z— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1518843193.0
The Trumps sped through their hospital visit and the president's hasty press conference at the Broward County Sheriff's Office before the motorcade swept off into the night and deposited the chief executive and his spouse at a Studio 54-themed "disco party" at Mar-a-Lago.
Much of the nation recoiled from Trump's show of insensitivity.
@realDonaldTrump What’s the thumbs up? I’m confused, you are visiting a patient not campaigning.— Believed (@Believed) 1518921256.0
@realDonaldTrump Thumbs up? You must be a riot at wakes. #FakePresident #IllegitimatePresident #RussiaCollusion… https://t.co/qhrONjxEr5— ChairmanMeow (@ChairmanMeow) 1518921255.0
@realDonaldTrump You need to shut up you ignorant, impotent, incompetent idiot. America thanks you for giving up a… https://t.co/nzrZ9JBvt6— Jane L (@Jane L) 1518921251.0
@realDonaldTrump I cannot believe how happy you look in these photos!! Makes me want to knock that ridiculous grin… https://t.co/JnCpdnbyMn— ☀️🌴🏳️🌈💪🏼📸 (@☀️🌴🏳️🌈💪🏼📸) 1518921247.0
@dabeard After Sandy Hook, Obama was visibly distraught. Trump is smiling and giving a thumbs up.— 🇨🇦 Auntie 💉 (@🇨🇦 Auntie 💉) 1518921228.0
@realDonaldTrump Thumbs up huh? You are a disgrace.— Jill Kalmar (@Jill Kalmar) 1518921215.0
@RealDonad_Trump Who the hell smiles and gives a thumbs up after 17 people are murdered?!? WTF?!?— D Kinney (@D Kinney) 1518921202.0
Add... Social media torches Trump for giving thumbs up while visting Florida shooting victims. What a heartless cl… https://t.co/qVuQTC0B6m— Alamo_On_The_Rise ↗️🆘 🇺🇲 (@Alamo_On_The_Rise ↗️🆘 🇺🇲) 1518921186.0
@realDonaldTrump Are you tweeting this bullshit from your disco party at Mar-a-Lago, you low life scumbag? A disco… https://t.co/8zjorvGzSi— Dana Brady (@Dana Brady) 1518921177.0