Donald Trump REALLY wants us to forget this tweet from 2013. So much so that he, or someone on his staff, deleted it at some point last year when he started his presidential bid. However, like most things on the internet, once it’s out there. . . it’s out there.
His words won’t really shock you. They are typical of Donald Trump and are what we’ve come to sadly expect. This desensitization to the power of words is quite frightening, really.
On what is normally a very solemn day of remembrance and mourning where we pay respect to those who lost their lives and their loved ones who miss them, Trump tweeted this three years ago:
I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th.
Here is a screen capture of the actual tweet before it was deleted:
Oh, what a
lovely horrible man.
As if it wasn’t bad enough, he was so proud of his work that he retweeted it several hours later.
Many think we shouldn’t talk about Donald Trump and his deplorable actions on the anniversary of the worst terror attack to happen on U.S. soil. I’ve seen it expressed that we should just leave it be, for today.
The attacks on September 11 have been used to justify much of Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric. He has politicized the events of September 11 rallying xenophobia and racism like no other. We already know what types of atrocities can happen when that level of hate and fear take hold.
Donald Trump’s tasteless tweets should be a steady reminder of why he is not fit to be President of the United States. He has no class. He has no respect. He has no interest in serving anyone other than himself, on this day or any other.
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