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Trump’s NRA ‘Dance’ Won’t Go Away: Some Serious People are Livid at What He Did, ‘Psychopath, Narcissist, or Evil?’
Donald Trump has done countless disgusting things since he stood on that escalator in 2015. Countless. Mocking a disabled reporter. Calling our fallen “suckers and losers”.
I could go on and on and on.
But what Trump did on Friday, as he concluded his speech at the NRA Convention in Texas, really topped the list, and people are absolutely sickened by just how craven this man truly is.
By now you know what happened. Following his speech to the NRA ghouls who gathered to watch their God Emperor speak, Trump danced off stage to the 1966 song Hold On, I’m Comin’ by Sam and Dave. The owner of the song, the estate of Isaac Hayes, is disgusted by what happened and tweeted that they would never allow the use of that song to be played by Trump.
Trump spoke at the event, which was held in Houston, just three days after 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. During his speech, Trump read out the names of all 21 victims, while mispronouncing many of them. Trump ended his talk, as he has done at numerous rallies in the past, by dancing.
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This final act drew incredible anger from online pundits, politicians, and the public, who viewed it as extremely disrespectful to the deceased victims.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat and frequent critic of Republican policies in Texas, was among the most prominent figures to lambast Trump’s dance. The clip featured in the tweet that he shared Saturday has since been viewed over 2.7 million times.
Children were gunned down and Trump and the NRA are dancing. https://t.co/UxemySPGTa
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 28, 2022
Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell of California just needed a few words, “The kids died. Trump danced.”
The kids died. Trump danced. https://t.co/hdqOK9NLjn
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 28, 2022
And they weren’t alone. Some of the tweet responses were absolutely heartbreaking:
In the shadow of a bloody massacre that took the lives of 19 children & 2 adults…. on a stage for an organization that has done more to endanger the lives of Americans than any other… this damn fool is dancing! #Infuriating #Disrespectful #TodaysGOP pic.twitter.com/29nJKDE4n6
— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) May 28, 2022
The sick bastard read the dead kids’ names and then DANCED. pic.twitter.com/jE1wg6K2te
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) May 28, 2022
Trump exploited the names of 19 murdered children at the NRA conference and then danced—proof monsters exist.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 28, 2022
So during this NRA conference trump read (and mispronounced) the names of the 19 dead children and the two teachers and then at the end of the speech he did a little dance?
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) May 28, 2022
I really thought I had seen the bottom.
Children died. Trump danced. #ShowThemTheDoor https://t.co/vs0azPegaS
— melissa longanecker (@Tildys) May 28, 2022
Mute me if you must, but every single day people are going to be reminded that the man they worship danced to the names of dead children at a gun convention. pic.twitter.com/HxdIuFgS8T
— Brown Eyed Susan🇺🇦 (@smc429) May 29, 2022
Donald Trump finished reading the names of the victims in Texas, then he did a dance. The NRA wants to say guns aren't to blame, mental health is, let's pass universal background checks in Congress. The right fights it, fights defining assault weapons, and defends ghost guns. https://t.co/viRvvXVTp7
— Brian Jaye Democratic Nominee for Congress MI09 (@JayeForMI) May 29, 2022
Kids die, parents grieve, Trump celebrates with his spastic dementia “dance”.
The only thing that ever brings a fleeting joy to this sick, dark-hearted resentful narcissist is other people’s pain.
And the #MAGA GOP absolutely worships this foul orange demon. https://t.co/6JOu914EXW
— 🇺🇦Mindful Primate🇺🇦 (@MichellesDude) May 28, 2022
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