We should have expected it, certainly, but it still came as a shock to find people using such a solemn occasion as the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to spin it somehow as a reflection on current President Donald Trump. Even the #NeverTrump crowd should be mortified.
Trump didn’t tweet about the 9/11 anniversary first today, complained CNN’s Chris Cillizza. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wrote an op-ed arguing that “Trump is damaging the dream of America more than any terrorist attack ever could,” accompanied by a photo of the wreckage of the Twin Towers.
Michelle Malkin let them have it.
People hating more on President Trump than on murderous Islamic jihadists today are soul-damaged.#September11
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 11, 2018
“Soul-damaged” is such an eloquent way of putting it.
— HeyHeyGangChoff (@VortexRickinves) September 11, 2018
Yeah, Scarborough really outdid himself.
Absolutely. I'm not really a Trump fan, but the irrational garbage spewed by some of the haters is sickening. https://t.co/U3WHvK2wSj
— Steve Gray (@steve_gray) September 11, 2018
I love you for stating it right!!!
— Tim Kinkaid (@bigtmerchant) September 11, 2018
But Trump hurt my feelings… ?
— Smartacus (@fivestarmichael) September 11, 2018
it's astounding we even have to have this convo! Jihadist murderers vs. Potus! wtf is happening it must end! https://t.co/ICxUYtmNW9
— yogaprincess #brooklynbased (@Neely_99) September 11, 2018
— HWDRepublican (@HWDRepublican) September 11, 2018
You have to have a soul for it to be damaged. These people are soulless..
— Jimmy Holland (@BluesBrother91) September 11, 2018
They have no souls! Hate has eaten them up! They lost, poor little snowflakes! https://t.co/Qb0KEjYbUA
— Becky Cocke (@BeckyCocke) September 11, 2018
That’s the left for you
— Bristow-VaughnRedoAlias (@Tracy143DC) September 11, 2018
— Keith Tomczyk (@keiths_pencil) September 11, 2018
There’s a hero for you, Nike.
As Twitchy reported, at least Scarborough attempted to walk back his take a bit:
On September 11th, I’ll read the column again and think about whether I could have said the same thing in a way less offensive to Trump supporters on September 11th.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) September 11, 2018
I'm not a Trump supporter. Don't give two shits about your former bestie.
It's that you denigrated the memory of the people who died on 9/11.
You nutjob. https://t.co/XFW4lnZ4HN
— RBe (@RBPundit) September 11, 2018
'YOU PIECE OF SH*T!' Sen. Angus King draws APPALLING 9/11 comparison https://t.co/C6eF678zEp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 11, 2018