Stars Blast Trump for Tweet on FBI's Handling of Florida Shooter
"I hope the FBI finds and prosecutes the complete A-hole who hacked the President's account and tweeted this," Jimmy Kimmel fired back.
Almost as soon as President Donald Trump fired off a tweet saying the FBI "missed all of the many signals" from the shooter of a school in Florida on Wednesday, Hollywood fired back with claims that the president was using a tragedy to self-aggrandize.
In his tweet on Saturday night, Trump wrote, "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!"
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, perpetrated by a 19-year-old former student, claimed 17 lives on Wednesday and left at least 14 injured. The FBI on Thursday published a statement saying that in January a person close to shooter Nikolas Cruz voiced concerns about him and his capacity to conduct a school shooting on an FBI tipline; the agency said that "protocols were not followed" to report the tip to the FBI Miami Field Office.
Stars slammed Trump quickly on Saturday, with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! host Jimmy Kimmel calling him an "A-hole" and The Wire creator David Simon labeling him "scum." Schitt's Creek actress Annie Murphy argued that by supporting lax gun laws, Trump had imperiled those who died at the school.
Read more celebrity reactions below.
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
I'd like to use this astonishing display to begin a thread by which we all imagine the concluding Omega-tweet of Donald Trump's long, faltering campaign to vindicate himself. What will the last, 280-character nail in the coffin be? Let's start with: https://t.co/PKqKn3Lo8K— David Simon (@AoDespair) February 18, 2018
Please impeach this scumbag. https://t.co/tKMZ8sNfpp— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) February 18, 2018
You. Helped. Kill. These. Children. https://t.co/BKqJTk2PoI— Annie Murphy (@annefrances) 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
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
Disgusting and Shameful Tweet. https://t.co/SZ5Mu0hLfh— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) February 18, 2018
Maybe the President is a really, really bad guy. https://t.co/R0TM81seUt— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) 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, 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