Backlash to Trump’s tweet accepting congrats over warnings against radical Islam


Donald Trump prompted outrage today after saying that he “appreciate[s] the congrats for being right on Islamic terrorism” in light of the deadly massacre in an Orlando nightclub.

At least 50 people died and an additional 53 people were hospitalized after a deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida. The tweet caused a firestorm online, with backlash coming quickly from other famous names both in and outside of the political arena. Meghan McCain, the Republican commentator and daughter of Sen. John McCain, questioned the message Trump was sending.

Actor George Takei weighed in and shamed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Singer John Legend has been critical of Trump in the past, and used today’s tweet as new ground to call him “truly an awful person.”

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