President Donald Trump was blasted for offering his “thoughts and prayers” following the fatal synagogue shooting in Poway, California.
“Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the shooting at the Synagogue in Poway, California. God bless you all,” Trump tweeted.
“Suspect apprehended. Law enforcement did outstanding job,” he continued. “Thank you!”
The internet was less than impressed with the consoler-in-chief.
Here is some of what was being said:
You said there were very fine people on both sides in Charlottesville.
You advanced antisemitic conspiracy theories that led to the murder of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh.
Spare us your thoughts and prayers. You and all who embrace & enable white nationalism are responsible for this. https://t.co/E1T3pJIFea
— Bend the Arc: Jewish Action (@jewishaction) April 27, 2019
You refused to condemn Nazis you shitheaded fuck. https://t.co/txTJIJP6gM
— Tony Goldmark (@tonygoldmark) April 27, 2019
F#ck you. You incited this. https://t.co/y9dRiURusc
— World Citizen (@WorldCitizenLA) April 27, 2019
— Nicholas Mercer (@shootplaycode) April 27, 2019
Thoughts and Prayers mean nothing. Stricter gun laws DO. https://t.co/MoCyacJczN
— (((zoe))) (@zoecalp) April 27, 2019
You did this. https://t.co/o23FP7upHx
— OnBakerStreet (@OnBakerStreet) April 27, 2019
Yesterday, @realDonaldTrump spoke at NRAAM and doubled down on his saying there were "very fine people" on both sides in Charlottesville, where white supremacists were chanting Nazi slogans. Forgive me if I'm not persuaded that Trump gives a damn about a shooting at a synagogue. https://t.co/Gjt0bRIQ6Z
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) April 27, 2019
— Alex Peter (@LolOverruled) April 27, 2019
No denouncing of hate crimes?
Fuck your thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/88DesUvIQb
— Ben. No More, No Less. (@BJS_quire) April 27, 2019
— david golbitz (@davidgolbitz) April 27, 2019
What's this thoughts and prayers bullshit from you again? What about #GunControlNow. The gunman acted a day after you praised the Nazis who marched in Charlottesville again. You are inciting violence, stop! #Poway #Powayshooting #SynagogueShooting https://t.co/vFGfjddyI8
— March for Progress (@march4progress) April 27, 2019
We don't want your thoughts & prayers. We want you to stop inciting hate, seeding the environment with divisions vs groups of people. You like executive orders. How about one banning assault rifles? Until then, save your "thoughts & prayers". Shabbat shalom
— Rabbi Jill Zimmerman (@RabbiJill) April 27, 2019
go peddle your tone-deaf thoughts and prayers elsewhere, lousy toxic cesspit of hatred
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 27, 2019
How about calling on Mitch McConnell to hold the vote in the senate for common sense gun laws that were approved in the House?
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) April 27, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are worthless. Take action.
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) April 27, 2019
Many millions are “affected” by yet another hate crime under your racist dog-whistling watch, @realDonaldTrump . Your glib “thoughts and prayers” statement falls far short, once again.
— Jeff Stein (@SpyTalker) April 27, 2019
Fuck your thought and prayers. Your poisonous voice is at the epicenter of these actions of hatred. NMAGA
— Mark (@MarkMberman) April 27, 2019
Anti-semitism is one piece of the wave of hatred and violence Trump has unleashed with his campaign of racism and fear. People of good will reject Trump and all he stands for.
— Philip N Cohen (@familyunequal) April 27, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are useless when it comes to hate crimes and domestic terrorism, you syphilitic slug. #PowaySynagogueShooting
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) April 27, 2019
As a Californian, my state has been hit by so many mass shootings while Trump only offers useless thoughts and prayers. Enough is enough. Unless we make substantial changes to our gun laws, history will repeat itself again and again at the cost of so many innocent lives.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 27, 2019
Fuck your thoughts and prayers. You spoke at the NRA yesterday!!
You and the complicit @GOP need to do something, ANYTHING about gun violence in the U.S.! Stop trying to figure out ways around background checks and STOP selling weapons of war. Americans do NOT need own an AR-15
— Cathleen Burke (@ItsMeCathi) April 27, 2019
You did this. You did the last one too.
— David Klion🔥 (@DavidKlion) April 27, 2019
You promote hate and guns. You have blood on your hands.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) April 27, 2019
Still think the “Jews will not replace us” tiki torch scumbags are fine people, asshole?
— Shugar (@GregShugar) April 27, 2019
Please cancel tonight's hate rally.
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) April 27, 2019
Scumbag! Were there good people on both sides of this also?
Your thoughts will never count.
Can’t mix & match when you wanna be a decent person.
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) April 27, 2019
The problem with your “Thoughts & Prayers” is that they come from a man who doesn’t pray and doesn’t think.
— Thorsten (@Airvooocht) April 27, 2019
MORE thoughts and prayers? There have been so many, and none have done any good.
How about doing something (for a change) to prevent these atrocities? Oh no. That would upset your friends at the corrupt and failing NRA. pic.twitter.com/jAZQSzj5Sv
— News Corpse (@NewsCorpse) April 27, 2019