Donald Trump -- who has made a habit of demeaning black public officials and celebrities with "low IQ" or "dumb" slurs -- waded into the Virginia blackface scandal on Sunday morning, feeling the need to speak for African-Americans.
“African Americans are very angry,” he tweeted, “at the double standard on full display in Virginia!”
Needless to say, black Twitter users, as well as many others, felt the president needed to stay in his lane, with one commenter tweeting: "Don’t speak for us. Ever.'"
Check out the responses below:
@realDonaldTrump You mean like Low IQ Maxine Waters or Dumb Lebron James or the ones from Shithole countries?— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski) 1549810808.0
@realDonaldTrump No. We’re angry about the double standard on full display in DC Northam wore a racist costume in… https://t.co/bc9wywsDJk— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba) 1549812364.0
@realDonaldTrump Don’t speak for us. Ever.— 3rd and 5, on the 7 (@3rd and 5, on the 7) 1549810477.0
@realDonaldTrump You supported Roy Moore. So STFU.— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@Dr. Jeffrey Guterman) 1549810556.0
@realDonaldTrump @ComfortablySmug Might want to sit this one out.— Pug (@Pug) 1549812277.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/Ij8Avb19gF— Mad Greek (@Mad Greek) 1549812778.0
@realDonaldTrump I’m wondering what your approval rating among African Americans who vote is....— Cortney Miller 💛🐝 (@Cortney Miller 💛🐝) 1549811738.0
@realDonaldTrump There are a lot of things you can and should do. One of the things you SHOULD NEVER do is purport… https://t.co/5xPM1EWyKX— Shyne82 (@Shyne82) 1549810521.0
@realDonaldTrump The guy who called Maxine Waters "Low IQ," Don Lemon the "dumbest man on television," and LeBron J… https://t.co/571UBxLNUr— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire) 1549811214.0
@realDonaldTrump Hypocrisy, thy name is Trump.— Buddha (@Buddha) 1549811890.0
@realDonaldTrump nice try, Racist Uncle President. hey, remember when you called for the execution of five innocent… https://t.co/tkheVUtS1S— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1549810580.0
@realDonaldTrump African Americans are mad at the display of corruption in the WH and aint nobody doing no real tim… https://t.co/Uf9MDd4U7e— N C (@N C) 1549812634.0