Nearly a week ago, the largest mass shooting in United States history occurred, a shooting that was also a blatant hate crime against members of the LGBT community. Rather than mourning, Donald Trump has been using the horrific events to promote himself and bash his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
At a rally in Dallas, Trump accused Clinton of accepting money from Middle Eastern countries that have oppressive laws towards women and LGBT individuals. He told the crowd that the “LGBT community is starting to like Donald Trump very, very much lately.”
Continuing to refer to himself in the third-person, Trump added to this claim, “As far as gays are concerned they throw them off buildings. They kill gays in these [Middle Eastern] countries. So you tell me who’s better for the gay community or for women than Donald Trump.”
For Trump to claim that he is a better champion for women and the LGBT community than Clinton is pretty laughable, and Clinton had this response to his argument:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 17, 2016
This isn’t the first time Clinton has tweeted something at Trump that got the internet talking. On June 9, when Obama endorsed Clinton and Trump was unhappy about it, he tweeted:
Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2016
To which Clinton replied:
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
Throughout the election, Trump has made Twitter his turf for ranting and raving about his opponents, both his fellow presidential candidates and those who just don’t like him. From his attack on Ted Cruz’s wife to his complaints about Megyn Kelly, Trump knows how to use the social media platform to fire at anyone who disagrees with him, although the effectiveness of these tweets is still debatable.
It’s questionable whether or not Clinton should be tweeting back at Trump, though. The comments on her most recent tweet show the range of reactions she is getting.
Some are not too impressed:
Hillary, you suck at Twitter wars.
— Asa J ?? (@asamjulian) June 17, 2016
While others beg to differ:
her campaign is actually really good at them. Got more action than your guy.
— Shaun (@Shaun_Gains) June 17, 2016
And some make the undeniable point that, like what she has to say or not, people are talking about her:
LOL! Even YOU are talking about that tweet so … ?
— TRΞИT ? VΛИΞGΛS (@trentvanegas) June 17, 2016
It’s unclear whether her social media presence is helping her campaign or not, but what is clear is that Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump in the polls. While her lead is small, it is still significant. Trump even tweeted a poll that showed that Clinton is ahead of him:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 17, 2016
Doesn’t that just say it all?
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