President Donald Trump once again took his eye off the ball as the coronavirus pandemic escalates to whine about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Twitter based on a mere rumor that was not even close to being true.
A publication in the United Kingdom suggested that the royal couple could possibly ask the U.S. government to help them pay for security as they relocate to California in the wake of ending their royal duties and stepping back from the public spotlight.
Trump apparently heard grumbling from conservatives over the rumor and decided to take time in the midst of economic chaos and a health crisis to address it.
I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020
Of course, it also seems to be a personal attack from Trump considering both Harry and Meghan despise him.
Harry and Meghan soon responded through a representative.
A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan has just told us that “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources. Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) March 29, 2020
Regardless of whether or not the rumor was true (it’s not), the point is that Trump wasted time on it instead of dealing with the rising number of cases of coronavirus and the staggering death toll.
Outrage ensued in the comments as Twitter users blasted Trump for lacking focus and pointed out his hypocrisy when it comes to taxpayer money for security.
People are DYING. What the fuck is wrong with you?
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) March 29, 2020
So, the same asshole who forces the Secret Service to OVERPAY for rooms while protecting his golfing, grifting ass is tweeting during the COVID-19 pandemic about:
– His ratings
– The Bachelor
– Security for Harry & Meghan
You are a clueless CLOD.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 29, 2020
Who PAID for THIS? pic.twitter.com/Yv3EIvEPNv
— Sandra Moran (@Passion4USA) March 29, 2020
People are dying
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) March 29, 2020
I am embarrassed to admit that I didn’t think that Trump was *this* unhinged.
While the country is in the midst an unprecedented crisis, he is tweeting about Royal Family gossip.
Someone please put a grownup in charge.
— JRehling (@JRehling) March 29, 2020
Interesting to watch Trump-trolls rush to praise this, as if dabbling in some entertainment gossip, while the death tolls climb, is a great show of leadership.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) March 29, 2020
“Taxpayers cover the security costs of each business trip [Eric and Don Jr.] makes—in the first two months of 2017 alone that included $97,830 for a trip to Uruguay, $53,155.25 for a trip to Vancouver, and $16,738.36 for a trip to Dubai, according to NBC News.”
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 29, 2020
This is literally irrelevant.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 29, 2020
Megan & Harry never asked for Secret Service protection.
Next you’ll be tweeting on your TV ratings… oh wait.
You’re clearly tweeting this garbage to deflect from your criminal negligence and gross incompetence in handling the US COVID19 pandemic as Thousands are sick & dying.
— Trinity (@TrinityResists) March 29, 2020
No one disagrees with this. Go do your job.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) March 29, 2020
Add this to Trump’s continuing failure to properly respond to the pandemic.
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