Hours after the fact, it’s been all but confirmed that the blast outside a U.K. venue hosting an Ariana Grande concert was a deliberate act of terrorism. Some have noted that it took place on the anniversary of a fatal machete attack on a British soldier; others are noting that the concert would have been packed with young people, especially teen girls.
Cowards who kill innocent children are enemies of free & decent people around the world. Tonight Americans mourn with our British allies.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) May 23, 2017
As always, U.S. politicians are dedicating thoughts and prayers to the victims and families of Monday’s attack in Manchester, England, but as trolls have proved time and time again, there’s no tragedy that can distract them from their own hatred.
Rep. Trent Franks, for example, dared to bring up the pain of losing a child — something the resistance has made clear already it has no time for in the advance of the GOP’s agenda.
My heart is breaking for the victims and their families in #manchester. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child.
— Rep. Trent Franks (@RepTrentFranks) May 23, 2017
@RepTrentFranks Says the congressman willing to let thousands die from TrumpCare to pay for a tax cut for the rich.
— Patrick Gordon (@Patrick_OnEarth) May 23, 2017
Speaker Paul Ryan was a favorite target, obviously, being responsible for the deaths of somewhere between 40,000 and 50,000 Americans.
Young and innocent lives lost in #Manchester tonight. Praying for the victims and their families.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) May 23, 2017
— Lubna (@LubnaArikat) May 23, 2017
— Terry Wechsler (@Terry_Wechsler) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Oh pretending to have a soul, while plotting to kill millions of Americans with your destruction of ACA and passing AHCA which is a tax cut
— tayen (@stetayen) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan You dont really give a shit for humanity, based on your healthcare plan!
— Scott (@scottfree67) May 23, 2017
— Vive la Resistance (@stanimals) May 23, 2017
— TehOnlyMinx (@MissZoeLuna) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Pray for the 50,000 people who will die if you repeal Obamacare
— Brendan James (@BrendanPJames) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan so you care about innocent lives all of a sudden? What about all the lives that your healthcare bill is going to threaten?
— 🔯Daπ Dromeda (@TruthIsQuantum) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Pray for the sick who will die due to losing their healthcare coverage in your own God damn country due to GOP Congress too, douche bag.
— linusesq (@linusesq) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Taking people's health insurance and Medicaid away is really no different than this other than time and shock factor
— Patriot (@trupatriot4) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan I'm praying for the victims of Trump's budget, too…and the Obamacare sabotage or repeal
— ElliBTru (@elibt) May 23, 2017
— Ks Blu Dot (@LenWmsCarver) May 23, 2017
— Jenna LeFever (@JLAYFevah) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan You should be more worried about all the deaths your healthcare bill will cause. whoever is reading this if at all, ryan is an evil human
— Doug Baltz (@2linepoetry) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Those lives matter to you but American lives dont?
— ImaReSister (@ImGrammaBamma) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Just don't pray away the needed healthcare of those injured.
— Ginger Pimpernel (@gingrpimpernel) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan The Manchester attack is horrific. At least in Great Britain, the health care system will treat everyone & no one has to deal with the AHCA.
— TennLinda (@TennLinda) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Thank God they have Universal Health Care in times like this minutes matter they don't have to stand in line filling out insurance forms
— Cynthia (@usajustme) May 23, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Pray for the us citizens that will go hungry, homeless, distraught, and helpless due to Medicaid cuts. So sad.
— BabyButtons (@BabyButtons2) May 23, 2017