On Saturday, conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter ignited fury by mocking the now deceased 2-year-old Yemeni boy whose mother had fought to get a visa to see him despite President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting Muslim countries.
In response to the news that the boy had passed a few days after the boy's mother prevailed in her 17-month fight to win a visa to spend his last few hours by his side, Schlichter wrote "I don't care."
That prompted a number of hurt and angry responses, while Schlichter remained defiant, demeaning the boy's plight as a "ginned-up media agenda item."
The responses got nasty, with Twitter users commenting on the intensity of Schlichter's military service and his mother's health.
@KurtSchlichter These are vulnerable human beings who are struggling. A young child died. Have a fucking heart.— Dr. Miranda Yaver (@Dr. Miranda Yaver) 1546134684.0
@N9ZF @KurtSchlichter Be less garbage.— angela thompson (@angela thompson) 1546135318.0
Are there any other sick fox you're upset about or is it only ones who refuse to care about ginned-up media agenda… https://t.co/eb7q9nPHjL— Kurt Schlichter (@Kurt Schlichter) 1546138279.0
@KurtSchlichter https://t.co/aRYpi8jDmA— Frank Luntz (@Frank Luntz) 1546143040.0
@KurtSchlichter Tough talk, Kurt. You must have been such a big strong solider when you were getting flat tires in Kosovo— Connor Wroe Southard ⚔️🛡🤟 (@Connor Wroe Southard ⚔️🛡🤟) 1546141542.0
@KurtSchlichter For anyone wondering how there could be people awful enough to continue to support the current pres… https://t.co/08oU9zk3gE— Alissa McLean (@Alissa McLean) 1546139331.0
@KurtSchlichter Neither did Eichmann.— Craig Durham (@Craig Durham) 1546139676.0
Don't remember seeing any of these liberal people who are so deeply #caring when I was overseas actually doing some… https://t.co/zGmX8HqwLX— Kurt Schlichter (@Kurt Schlichter) 1546138032.0