President Donald Trump on Monday offered unsolicited advice for putting out the massive fire at Paris's iconic Notre Dame cathedral -- and he subsequently got buried in mockery.
Reacting to live video of the fire, Trump advised Parisian fire fighters that "perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out" and he exhorted them to work faster to get the situation under control.
"Must act quickly!" the president wrote.
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used… https://t.co/chuLADsVgU— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1555349988.0
Trump's tweet quickly drew the ire of some followers -- and one of them pointed out that launching high-pressure aerial water cannons onto an old wooden structure like Notre Dame could severely damage the building.
@realDonaldTrump Yeah lets drop 8000 lbs of water on top of an old wooden roof.— Luke 🗝️ (@Luke 🗝️) 1555350034.0
Check out some more reactions to the president's tweet below.
What do I know about firefighting, maybe nothing (but I did become President!), but if I were the mayor of Paris, I… https://t.co/eU8nTK7K4S— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis) 1555350420.0
@realDonaldTrump Maybe they can just rake the sky.— ** El Suprrremo ** (@** El Suprrremo **) 1555350029.0
@realDonaldTrump Flying water tankers? Are you high?— AltMountRainier 🇺🇸😷 (@AltMountRainier 🇺🇸😷) 1555350034.0
@realDonaldTrump "must act quickly," what awesome advice! oh my god, it's a good thing you mentioned that because o… https://t.co/Tf8ln7Mu9n— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1555350400.0
@realDonaldTrump The Paris Fire Department is certainly not checking your feed for advice.— Tommy Campbell (@Tommy Campbell) 1555350092.0
@realDonaldTrump Sir could this of been avoided if they just built a Wall ,, really make’s you think !!— Walter(Owen's Grandp (@Walter(Owen's Grandp) 1555350179.0
@realDonaldTrump Maybe flying water tankers can be used to put you out. Must act quickly.— Rianne Meijer (@Rianne Meijer) 1555350248.0
@sschreiber13 @realDonaldTrump They said we couldn’t use water to put out fires, but guess what folks? We’re bringing it back.— Richard Staff (@Richard Staff) 1555350630.0
@realDonaldTrump Something like this you mean? https://t.co/Vf8XnwBxrh— Stella (@Stella) 1555350323.0