Last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, 32 year old Heather Heyer was killed when white supremacist James Fields rammed his car into a crowd of people who had turned out to demonstrate against white nationalists.
Her memorial service is taking place on Wednesday, and seeming to want to score political points, the president tweeted about her service, writing:
‘Memorial service today for beautiful and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman. She will be long remembered by all!’
Memorial service today for beautiful and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman. She will be long remembered by all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017
Trump is in no position whatsoever to speak about Heather Heyer. He initially refused to condemn those who are responsible for her death — the white supremacists. Instead, in his first initial statements following the crash, he said that responsibility for the violence rests with “many sides.”
On Tuesday, while at Trump Tower in New York City, the president whined to reporters about how the crash wasn’t really the driver’s fault due to the members of the “alt left” who came “charging” at his car.
And now he wants to tweet a message of support for Heyer? Seriously? This brazen attempt to score political points is no doubt not going to work how Trump intended it to. We can all see right through him; he’s simply discontent with the media’s treatment of him in light of his refusal to condemn white supremacists.
Check out Twitter’s thoughts below.
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