Trump’s “too little, too late” condolence tweet to John Lewis’ family sparks social media meltdowns

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Until his death last night at the age of 80, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) was arguably the most famous of the dwindling number of founding members of the 1960s’ civil rights movement.

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A veteran — and bloodied victim — of the Selma, Alabama march for racial equality and justice and a founder of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, Lewis later became a potent political force in Democratic politics and the racial conscience of Congress.

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While tributes to John Lewis flooded social media once news of his death from a months-long battle with stage-4 pancreatic cancer became public, Donald Trump was noticeably not among those offering condolences…until this afternoon.

Before Trump finally deigned to post the briefest of tweets about the death of one of his fiercest critics on race relations, he faced harsh criticism over his failure to respond to Lewis’ death and intense speculation as to the motivations behind his silence.

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The negative response that was showered on Trump for his inability to transcend political differences even after the death of a well-respected opponent must have grown to the point that the president or one of his more politically-savvy staff finally was forced to issue as minimal a Twitter tribute as possible.

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Obviously, Trump was not so saddened that he couldn’t have fit in a full round of golf this morning before getting around to posting his condolences.

The responses to his tweet demonstrate that, for many people, the president’s post was too little, too late to get any compassion credits deposited in his account.

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The outraged comments go on and on with fewer than normal Trump supporters willing to jump into the social media fray to defend the president’s delayed nod to Lewis’ mourning family.

Trump’s pitiful and petulant behavior only proves that not only is he the worst president that this country has ever had, he is also one of the worst human beings to ever walk the face of this planet.

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As his own niece, Mary Trump,  describes him: Donald Trump is a “psychologically deeply damaged man” who will “not get better.”

America will get better…the minute we jettison this parcel of damaged goods from office.

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Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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