President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to address, ostensibly, the Monday night terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in the United Kingdom that left some 22 people dead, including a number of young people.
The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility through its official news agency. As always, however, the question remains of whether the suicide bomber was directed by the Islamic State or just inspired by them.
Trump took the opportunity given him by this attack to make a show of being a sensible global leader, writing on Twitter: “All civilized nations must join together to protect human life and the sacred right of our citizens to live in safety and in peace.”
With Trump, however, the undertones of Islamophobia remain, even in this perhaps seemingly innocuous statement. For one, it’s somewhat notable that he’s responded to the Manchester Attack at all, seeing as he’s shown yet again his tendency to focus on attacks carried out by Islam connected individuals.
He never addressed an attack in Canada, for instance, that left a number of Muslims dead.
In addition, when Trump has responded to terror attacks, he’s often used his responses as an opportunity to push his Islamophobic policies on people.
Twitter commenters were quick to point out to Trump that he’s not exactly in any position to pretend like he’s anyone that anyone wants to be hearing from at this point.
Check out some of the most notable comments to Trump’s latest tweet below.