People can’t believe how Donald and Melania Trump posed with a baby orphaned in the El Paso shooting
An extraordinary image of Donald and Melania Trump holding a baby orphaned in the El Paso mass shooting has gone viral because, well have a look at it.
We couldn’t quite believe it either.
From the First Lady’s twitter account, this appears to be the baby both of whose parents died shielding him from the El Paso shooter. The baby in question was discharged the day before and brought back for Trumps visit. Child is not id’d on @flotus account. But appears to… pic.twitter.com/17L6XQROMS
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 9, 2019
The Guardian reports that the two-month-old’s parents Andre and Jordan Anchondo were shot dead last Saturday. Just … extraordinary.
These 7 people sum up what everyone’s saying about it.
This is a photo of Trump grinning while Melania holds a baby orphaned by the shooting. A baby who was taken from home and forced to serve as a prop at a photo-op for the very monster whose hate killed her/his parents.
I would need 280,000 characters to say how furious I am. pic.twitter.com/4umSc9BQHu
— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) August 9, 2019
I am genuinely confused and horrified by this image. Am I taking this the wrong way?
Why is Trump and Melania posing, GRINNING, and giving a thumbs up with the infant who’s parents were murdered by the shooter in El Paso.
Seriously… WTH is going on? pic.twitter.com/0YA2hIQeP3
— Bryan William Jones (@BWJones) August 9, 2019
This child just lost both parents to a white supremacist who drove 10 hours to a Wal Mart to kill Hispanics because, like Trump, he was concerned about an immigrant invasion.
Why, exactly, are the President and First Lady smiling? Why the hell is he doing the thumbs up sign? pic.twitter.com/BzSTljzGB4
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) August 9, 2019
This baby was recently orphaned by a terrorist who parroted some of Trump’s rhetoric. His parents died trying to shield him. I’ve don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who would think the appropriate response would be flashing a smile and thumbs up. Something is wrong with him. pic.twitter.com/xSIGyIZ4tg
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) August 9, 2019
You’re telling me this is the baby whose mother and father were killed by a white supremacist triggered by Trump, who hunted them down for being Hispanic? And then, Dotard Trump sees it fit to pose doing a thumbs up. Imbecil. https://t.co/M5xf0XZDa9
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) August 9, 2019
You hand picked people to take pics with you, hid from the protestors like the coward you are & did thumbs up pics in front of mass shooting victims
You’re the most embarrassing, narcissistic piece of garbage on the planet
— WTFGOP? #ImpeachTheMF (@DogginTrump) August 8, 2019
because he is a fucking idiot whose sole concern is how he looks and where to snort his adderall before his brain eats itself https://t.co/dePrDzbwpY
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 9, 2019
This is one of the vilest things I’ve ever seen.
— Powerful Mel Ankoly 🦈 #ForThePeople (@Mel_Ankoly) August 9, 2019