Jimmy Kimmel calls the president a "complete A-hole" for insensitive tweet, while Ricky Gervais thinks Trump is "absolutely shitting himself."
Donald Trump's latest tweet that captured the rage of Hollywood came late on Saturday night, as the president conflated the FBI Russian investigation with the Parkland, Florida shooting. Hollywood and many Americans erupted in outrage late into the overnight hours, picking up with renewed energy on Sunday morning.
As the survivors of the mass shooting that left 17 dead in a high school were proposing a march on Washington and holding a rally for stronger gun control in the United States, Trump tweeted that the FBI "missed all of the many signals" because "they are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign."
Many critics saw this as politicizing the tragedy, as well as trying to discredit the FBI as they are conducting an investigation into the 2016 election. It was only one in a series of tweets from the president throughout the night and early morning that many saw as insensitive and self-serving. In another, he went on again about the 2016 election, ending with the question, "But wasn't I a great candidate."
Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
Now that Adam Schiff is starting to blame President Obama for Russian meddling in the election, he is probably doing so as yet another excuse that the Democrats, lead by their fearless leader, Crooked Hillary Clinton, lost the 2016 election. But wasn’t I a great candidate?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
Below are some of the best tweets from Hollywood:
I hope the FBI finds and prosecutes the complete A-hole who hacked the President's account and tweeted this. https://t.co/cgejYAT0T2— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 18, 2018
Everything said and thought in abject self-interest. Even the tragedy of others must be parlayed for all possible advantage.— David Simon (@AoDespair) February 18, 2018
What scum. https://t.co/PKqKn3Lo8K
Please impeach this scumbag. https://t.co/tKMZ8sNfpp— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) February 18, 2018
This, posted just 7 minutes ago by the President of the United States, is a new low in desperate sleaziness https://t.co/TQHDzc9cGh— 🇺🇸Bill Oakley🇺🇸 (@thatbilloakley) February 18, 2018
Babies DIED. Children DIED. Stop with your worthless insults. Implement #GunReformNOW. Just common sense gun control.— tara strong (@tarastrong) February 18, 2018
My God. Before the children are even buried. You are not my president.https://t.co/qxJLMSDdNI— Rod Lurie (@RodLurie) February 18, 2018
So right on!! At a disco party the day after the shootings! Who does that!? Trump thats who! No regard for others at all! https://t.co/7bxdb2fP6P— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) February 18, 2018
This is absolutely the worst Trump tweet ever. Hard evidence that he is 100% pure scum. https://t.co/QsfVpHOjzb— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) February 18, 2018
Dear America,— andy lassner (@andylassner) February 18, 2018
While the families of 17 teachers and children murdered in a school bury their loved ones, @POTUS asks the nation “wasn’t I a great candidate?”
He's absolutely shitting himself. https://t.co/gW9uAcQIuw— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 18, 2018
TRUMP: “You want the Tweet? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TWEET!”— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) February 18, 2018
How much longer do we have to put up with a mentally ill sociopath? When the fucked up psyche of the leader of the free world comes before the horrific deaths of innocent children, it’s time for GOP patriots to stand up and end this sickness.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) February 18, 2018