White House social media director Dan Scavino on Wednesday attacked two Ohio Democrats and then bragged that Dayton shooting victims "loved" having Trump visit them in the hospital.
Writing on Twitter, Scavino accused Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley of supposedly misrepresenting Trump's hospital visit, and he said he had recorded video to show that hospitalized shooting victims enjoyed having Trump there.
"Very SAD to see Ohio Senator Brown, & Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley -- LYING & completely mischaracterizing what took place with the President’s visit to Miami Valley Hospital today," he wrote. "They are disgraceful politicians, doing nothing but politicizing a mass shooting, at every turn they can. The President was treated like a Rock Star inside the hospital, which was all caught on video. They all loved seeing their great President!"
..The President was treated like a Rock Star inside the hospital, which was all caught on video. They all loved see… https://t.co/SNGxcbpb8Z— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸)1565202736.0
CNN's Manu Raju pointed out that Brown actually said that Trump did a good job during his visit with shooting victims, so he wasn't sure why Scavino lashed out at the three-term Ohio senator.
Regardless, many of Scavino's followers slammed him for making shooting victims all about the president's "rock star" status. Check out some of the reactions below.
@Scavino45 What kind of upside world do we live in right now? ITS NOT ABOUT HIM, ITS ABOUT THE VICTIMS. JFC— Estacia 💫 (@Estacia 💫)1565202957.0
@Scavino45 Glad to see Dan taking cues from his boss today and making it all about the President, instead of the victims.— Lori Wells (@Lori Wells)1565203162.0
@Scavino45 This is repulsive commentary. These people were shot and murdered!!! Enough with reality bs. Let’s clean… https://t.co/IgdCSYbkEH— Angela, M.Ed. (@Angela, M.Ed.)1565203705.0
@Scavino45 A rock star???? Really while visiting victims of a mass shooting, they treated HIM like a rock star??… https://t.co/9b0AAQFkYv— Tracey P (@Tracey P)1565204002.0
@Scavino45 Take this down. This is gross. 9 people were murdered in Dayton. If that makes Trump feel like a Rock S… https://t.co/HwvFxQlLQ5— Sadie Allen (@Sadie Allen)1565203348.0
@Scavino45 Rock star in the wake of a massacre? You have a helluvalotta gall. This is absolutely offensive. It’s al… https://t.co/wM3QnJRnEd— George Little (@George Little)1565203361.0
@Scavino45 Right, because HE'S the most important person in this situation. 🙄— wake me when it's over 😫 🗳 (@wake me when it's over 😫 🗳)1565203228.0
@Scavino45 This is truly a gross tweet.— Beth Bryson (@Beth Bryson)1565203118.0
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU https://t.co/27KrzEMv3v— Jesse Lehrich (@Jesse Lehrich)1565203204.0