On Saturday, Twitter users were both angry and appalled with President Donald Trump for attempting to pin the blame on the deaths of two immigrant children at the border on Democrats, despite the fact they were being held by ICE agents at his administration's directions.
“Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally,” Trump claimed.
Trump -- who had previously made no mention of the deaths -- was immediately hammered for trying to score "shameless" political points.
You can see some of the tweets below:
This is pretty depraved but also an amazing window into his mind. It’s not that the government bureaucracy has fail… https://t.co/laDtUC42UO— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1546108554.0
Trump translation: I will do nothing to stop children from dying unless you give me what I want. ⚠️TW⚠️ https://t.co/p9AP0D8ZlG— Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈 (@Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈)1546109534.0
At long last, sir, have you no shame? https://t.co/YZxYGGD9rX— Jon Ralston (@Jon Ralston)1546109290.0
It’s really painful to have a President who truly has no compassion. He is right out of a horror movie. When he i… https://t.co/Z6MqAE9lpS— Judd Apatow (@Judd Apatow)1546110483.0
If you thought we'd get out of 2018 without Trump using the troops and dead children as props...sorry! https://t.co/vKsdoIQ9uT— Kevin Weaver (@Kevin Weaver)1546115266.0
@RAICESTEXAS Refugee children are dying in unheated cells. Banana republicans like Trump have no shame. Can we buil… https://t.co/5gWa7JCuGR— J. Rose (@J. Rose)1546115187.0
No, Mr. Trump, the children didn’t die because there is no wall. They died because of your cruel, racist immigrati… https://t.co/BpeemrFdtz— Randy Bartell (@Randy Bartell)1546115027.0
Any sympathy for the dead child? https://t.co/Y87K2dqVYc— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey)1546110778.0
Donald Trump implemented a series of new policies that resulted in the deaths of two young children in a few weeks… https://t.co/Zp1Q7eBQR9— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1546113332.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump hit many lows in his illegitimate "Presidency" from mocking Dr. Christine Ford to defending… https://t.co/XSvvsrAAtZ— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1546114639.0