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Twitter erupts after Trump’s unbelievable tweet about the Pulse massacre

As we reported earlier today, the official White House website hails June as “National Homeownership Month,” “African-American Music Appreciation Month,” “National Caribbean-Ameriacn Heritage Month,” “National Ocean Month,” and “Great Outdoors Month.” However, it makes absolutely no mention of the fact that it’s also Pride month, too.

Related: Queer Muslim activist Shawn Ahmed reflects on Pride, Orlando, and his faith

That’s just one of several reasons people are furious at Donald Trump for a tweet he sent late last night to ostensibly pay tribute to the victims of the Pulse massacre last year, which left 49 people dead.

The tweet reads:

“We will NEVER FORGET the victims who lost their lives one year ago today in the horrific #PulseNightClub shooting. #OrlandoUnitedDay.”

Many people in the Twitterverse found the tweet disingenuous, reminding the President that he basically said “I told you so” in the aftermath of the tragedy while still a presidential candidate.

Others took issue with Trump’s reversal of Obaba’s advances in transgender rights and the fact that he chose the floridly antigay Mike Pence as his Vice President.

A large majority reminded Trump that his White House isn’t even officially recognizing Pride month, and that he doesn’t expressly mention that the massacre occurred at a gay club:

h/t: Huffington Post

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46 Comments

  • Xzamilloh

    “Obaba”? That was funny

  • Xzamilloh

    Also, I don’t really care about either side… because these are the same regressive leftists that completely sold us out for Radical Islam when we know had it been someone pledging allegiance to the IRA or Westboro or the Orthodox Church, we’d never hear the end of how Christianity is anti-gay and backwards, which it is, let’s be honest. Donald Trump sold out the LGBT community and the left sold us out, too.

    • DCguy

      Oh Look, another desperate right wing troll trying to do anything they can to avoid the topic.

      You’ll have to point out where in the Democratic platform they agreed to strip away rights of lgbts to appease radical Islam. Oh right, there isn’t any place they do that. But there IS the GOP platform where they want to remove our rights, attack our ability to function in society and turn us into second class citizens. And why Oh wait, that is because of who? Radical Islam? Oh wait,…no, it’s right wing Christians.

      And as for people getting more airplay if they were white or Christian, that’s funny because lets take for instance the guy who attacked a bunch of people in Houston, media ran the story, then it turned out he was a right winger and not Arab and the story disappeared.

      So nice try.

    • Orgoglio Masch

      @DCGuy: How are you gathering that he’s a “another desperate right wing troll” from his post? He’s rather clearly criticizing both parties, and it’s one of the few times I actually agree with him.

    • Xzamilloh

      You are just the laziest kind of person, who just sees what he wants to see and dismisses any dissent as “another desperate right wing troll.” I think you can ask most on here that I am quite left leaning and very critical of religion, while you in your usual glory are “Christianity this” “Christianity that” “Forget about Islam, what about Christianity?” You are the quintessential regressive that completely sold out liberal principles for this fake guise of multiculturalism and “tolerance.”

      “You’ll have to point out where in the Democratic platform they agreed to strip away rights of lgbts to appease radical Islam.”

      You’ll have to point out where I said anything like that, you selective reading piece of garbage.

      “And as for people getting more airplay if they were white or Christian, that’s funny because lets take for instance the guy who attacked a bunch of people in Houston, media ran the story, then it turned out he was a right winger and not Arab and the story disappeared.”

      1. Provide a link because I don’t know anything about that and 2. ONCE AGAIN, didn’t mention anything about race so why don’t you just read what is there and stop trying to recite your regressive liberal jargon you have prepared for every conversation on here.

    • dwes09

      In saying “these are the same regressive leftists ” he makes it clear he is not criticizing both sides. And is not as he claims, “quite left leaning”. This is about as disingenuous as one can get, except for perhaps Trump himself.
      And not too much of a thinker either. Whether or not the individuals would tweet regarding the IRA (!!) or fringe christian groups is of no relation to the correct comments seen here. Factual and correct, as opposed to the speculation and fantasy of this troll.

    • dwes09

      ” Donald Trump sold out the LGBT community and the left sold us out, too.

      How exactly did the left sell out the LGBT community? Please use actual facts and not your imagination. You seem to confuse the two.

  • Heywood Jablowme

    Omar Mateen was born in New York (just like Trump) so his crime couldn’t have been prevented by Trump’s travel ban… oh excuse me, the “TRAVEL BAN”!

    • IDoNotHaveToAgreeWithYou

      If his pro Taliban father had been kept out he never would have been born here. So keeping muslims out would work. Most of the terrorists that have hit America are second generation proving they don’t assimilate or civilize once they get here.

    • Gaytaffuk

      Idonothavetoagreewithyou – look at what happened in the UK recently. Three terrorist attacks and of the five people directly involved four were UK nationals (born in the UK)! So any sort of travel ban would have been useless.

    • DCguy

      @ IDoNotHaveToAgreeWithYou

      You said…..”If his pro Taliban father had been kept out he never would have been born here. ”

      And if abortion was easy and legal maybe Timothy McVeigh’s parents would never have unleashed him on the world.

      Oh wait, he’s white, therefore you have to pretend the hundreds of people he murdered never died right?

    • Heywood Jablowme

      @IDoNotHaveToAgreeWithYou:

      Mateen’s father was from Afghanistan, which is NOT on Trump’s travel ban list. And by all accounts he was not “pro-Taliban.”

      I’d agree with you that he didn’t help assimilate the kid by giving him a [email protected] camel-j0ckey name like Omar. (See nearby comment thread.)

    • dwes09

      Proving a tiny percentage do not assimilate well, especially given the day to day stresses they are subjected to by folks probably a lot like you who confuse “a few” with “all”.

  • Kieran

    And if President Trump had not remembered the 49 victims of the Islamic homophobic mass murderer Omar Mateen they’d be pissing their panties over that too.

    • Mo Bro

      Bingo.
      Lefties feel very empowered when they back someone into a lose-lose situation.
      Case in point.

    • KiraNerysRules

      Uncle Toms right here.

    • IDoNotHaveToAgreeWithYou

      You are right about that Kieran.

    • DCguy

      It’s fun to watch 4 of his screenames all pretend to chat with each other.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      @DC Guy, aka CAM:

      Even though I agree with you most of the time… You should really stop accusing others of multiple identities, Cam!

      I see no reason to doubt there are 4 or 5 Trumpettes among the regular Queerty commenters.

      I’m glad “Alistair Wiseman” disappeared, but he had a different (i.e. even more annoying) writing style than these others.

    • Xzamilloh

      Is THAT who DCGuy is, Heywood? Ugh, no wonder I couldn’t stand that tool.

    • dwes09

      You can’t be “right” about something that did not happen (you cannot even have an intelligence based opinion on your own fantasies). Trump did what he did and the criticism of it, based on his actual behavior is valid. Making ASSumptions about what did not, in fact, happen or what people MIGHT have done is not a valid criticism. Please, learn to think or the adults will continue to laugh at you.

  • Mo Bro

    Face it, there’s quite literally nothing he could have said that wouldn’t infuriate the left.
    Which is why he wisely ignores them.

    • Drew Espinosa

      Trump ignores the Left? Bwahahaha! This is the same man that bitches about “Leftist” Mainstream Media, calling them Fake News.

    • KiraNerysRules

      Uncle Tom…

    • IDoNotHaveToAgreeWithYou

      You are right about that Kieran.

    • Mo Bro

      @Drew:
      I failed to convey my point properly.
      My intention was to say that he ignores the unwarranted criticisms from the unhinged faction of the left, not that he ignores lefties themselves.

    • dwes09

      Once again, you are forming an opinion based entirely on speculation. Are you so dull as to not understand that? Had he made references to the club as a gay club, or correctly noted the anti-gay motives of the man, or acknowledged gay pride month in a way that was not clearly disingenuous (his daughter did make a tweet that would have been taken in a positive way were there any evidence of a pro-lgbt position on her part), the left might have been grudgingly positive, who knows? Certainly not you.

    • neilandbob

      mo bro? ? you one of them “Auntie Toms” log cabin repubs? and he cares what you have to say? your job is only to repeat what he says! AND RIM HIS FAT ORANGINA ASSHOLE! didnt you know that you can go and buy peanuts at a store and not have to eat the ones out of his Putin stretched/GAPED SH!TH0L3!

  • Bob LaBlah

    From the article: “Many people in the Twitterverse found the tweet disingenuous, reminding the President that he basically said “I told you so” in the aftermath of the tragedy while still a presidential candidate.”

    Ok, I don’t like the man either but there are two things we have to take into consideration here. This is Twitter, not Facebook we’re talking about here. He can only get in so many characters and to be honest I see this as an acknowledgement of what happened instead of any type of slight against us. This is overreacting to a post by an ignoramus the majority of us despise (not that the alternative to this a-hole during last years election was any better of a choice).

  • Richard 55

    Should the President also.mention that the shooter Omar Mateen was bisexual? I mean, you can’t pick and choose how words are used.

    Just be thankful that he tweeted his support for the victims. Stop being petulant.

    • IDoNotHaveToAgreeWithYou

      No he shouldn’t. That was disproved. It was a lie started by self loathers trying to make it about him being gay to cover up it was all about him being a muslim.

    • neilandbob

      IDoNotHaveToAgreeWithYou IS THAT YOU ALEX JONES?

  • mhoffman953

    I don’t see the problem here

    • MediaGuy

      The problem is the left. They need to stop distorting everything the man says. No, I take that back, they just need to STFU forever. Nobody’s listening lefties, nobody cares what you idiots say. For your own sake just STFU. You don’t realize how everyone is cringing for you. Jeesh.

    • KiraNerysRules

      Uncle … Tom ….

    • mhoffman953

      @KiraNerysRules

      Aunt Jemima

    • dwes09

      Considering there only 4 or 5 of you delusional folks here, considering the voter majority who did not vote for Trump, and considering you folks always take you speculation to be real, you are the ones here who are not likely to be listened to. More realistically you are laughed at.

      Oddly, most other world leaders and domestic leaders found the limited number of characters in a tweet enough to post a heartfelt and complete comment about the massacre. It was only Trump who made it about himself and offered no condolences. Quite reminiscent of his post after 9/11 (before twitter) where he was more upset about the loss of the buildings than the loss of life, and even managed to comment on how his buildings had now moved up the hierarchy of tallest office buildings.

  • DCguy

    Wow, FIVE different screenames from Mo Bro on here attacking this posting? This story must have really gotten to you.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      Give it a rest, Cam!

  • Orgoglio Masch

    Even though I find about 95 percent of what DT says/Tweets completely reprehensible, Twitter would’ve “erupted” if he didn’t say anything at this time as well. It doesn’t take much to get Twitter heated because we’re in very contentious times (another reason why he was the worst possible pic for president).

    • Orgoglio Masch

      *pick for president. Too much Grindr lately lol

  • He BGB

    Why do comments on here always turn into cat fights and get off topic? They need their own special bulletin board to make up screen names and waste time there. It’s always the same people. Why engage them?

  • paul dorian lord fredine

    who is this ‘we’ of whom he speaks and why does he say they’ll ‘remember’? ‘he’ forgot about us the minute he won the electoral college, then we became an afterthought. i’ll be thankful when he becomes an afterthought and a mere footnote. after that any ‘we will remember’ will easily become ‘i will forget’.

    • dwes09

      He won’t be a footnote, ever. His election and his effect on the future of the democratic republic will be the topic of many papers and books from historians and pundits. This will especially be the case a number of years down the line when previously hidden papers or information might come to light and when his “policies” bear whatever fruit they might.

  • JLJ

    What a piece of god [email protected], worthless, piece of sh!t, mother f*cking @sshole, lying, degenerate we have as the “leader” of our county. WTF!

  • Neonegro

    A moslem killed some latino gays……move on.

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