Internet pounds Trump for suggesting his border wall will help stop the coronavirus: Build it around 'Cruz and Gaetz'
President of the United States Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a "Keep America Great" rally at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore)

President Donald Trump drew condemnation for exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to push for his border wall.


The president retweeted a post from ardent supporter Charlie Kirk, founder and head of the conservative Turning Point USA, calling for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the spread of the virus.

Other social media users pounded the president -- and his acolyte -- for using the crisis to promote his controversial campaign promise, along with some casual bigotry.