President Donald Trump visited the devastated region of Nashville that had been struck by a tornado this week, only to become excited by the story of a little boy who survived the storm. And then he awkwardly learned that the boy lost his entire family.
Tornadoes touched down and killed 25 people on Tuesday as they ripped through Nashville, Tennessee. An EF-3 tornado destroyed dozens of structures, including many homes, and knocked out power for over 50,000.
Miraculously, an 8-year-old boy survived after being sucked into the air by the tornado and set down safely a few blocks away.
During his visit to review the destruction on Friday, Trump focused on that story and talked about it as if it were a highlight to brag about.
“There was one case though, I heard, a young man, an 8-year-old boy was ripped out, flown to a certain area, and dropped off at the street, two or three blocks away,” Trump said. “And they found him walking. And he said, ‘I just flew in the air.’ And he was walking down the street on his own. And how did his parents do?”
Yeah, the question at the end put a damper on the story because Trump had to be awkwardly informed that the boy’s parents and sister were tragically killed by the tornado, meaning this poor child did not come out of the storm unscathed at all. Trump could not even muster up any emotion or sympathy for the child. Instead, he ignored the tragic news as if he hadn’t heard it at all.
Twitter users were very upset about Trump’s inappropriate behavior.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
Trump while visiting tornado victims in TN tells a story about a boy being carried by the tornado, like it’s the greatest thing he’s ever heard! Then he asks about the parents….People tell him they’re dead along with his sister. No emotion, NOTHING! Idiot! pic.twitter.com/0ZqaQN2OzS
— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) March 6, 2020
Oh. My. God. He isn’t human.
— What Dont You Get! (@WhatDontYouGet1) March 6, 2020
Sociopaths see people as mere objects. That child and his family were about as important to him as the paper towels he threw in Puerto Rico. And he’s only here because he wants their votes.
— Cat Food Casserole (@CasseroleFood) March 6, 2020
Dear Lord, not an ounce of compassion in this man. He really isn’t human, is he?
— Woman In The Moon (@SassyKadiK) March 6, 2020
This looks like a medical teaching video showing a kind of mental illness. Trump is told the child’s parents are deceased. He repeats that, so yes, he heard it. Then resumes cheerfully telling about the child having been carried by the tornado.
— Jane Shay Wald (@janefourmillion) March 6, 2020
It’s as if, he was fascinated by the child being carried away by the tornado. Trump didn’t give a damn about the child’s condition, his deceased family or the child’s future. All he cared about was making an appearance in his disgusting MAGA hat for campaign photo op.
— Say What? (@UmaSaysWhat) March 6, 2020
— Bar0n_TheGrey??????? (@Bar0n_TheGrey) March 6, 2020
The news out of Nashville is tragic, and the people there deserved better than a president who only cares about himself.
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