Pathetic: Donald Trump uses Parkland shooting victim Maddy Wilford’s hospital photo to raise campaign cash for his 2020 reelection bid. CNN reported on Sunday that an email sent to supporters shows the Donald and Melania Trump at Maddy Wilford’s bedside, along with her family members.
Unbelievable: the Trump campaign just sent out an email using the Parkland shooting, including photos of survivors, to raise money for his reelection campaign. pic.twitter.com/2WInImvsIA
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) February 24, 2018
Students at Douglas as upset about Trump’s use of Wilford’s hospital photo. One of her classmates, Morgan Williams, tweeted: “Don’t you f*cking dare use a photo of one of my best friends for your benefit.”
Williams continued ripping Trump: “If you truly cared, maybe you would have stayed at the hospital longer than 20 minutes.”
Don’t you fucking dare use a photo of one of my best friends for your benefit. If you truly cared, maybe you would have stayed at the hospital longer than 20 minutes. https://t.co/BOI6VbiJIk
— Morgan Williams #NEVERAGAIN (@morganw_44) February 25, 2018
Trump visited Wilford on Feb. 16, two days after Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and injured several students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle.
The fact that Trump lacked a shred of decency is not surprising. He blamed students and neighbors for the mass shooting. One of his aides called the Parkland school mass shooting “a reprieve” from the administration’s scandals.
This is not the first tragedy that Trump has displayed insensitivity. He attacked Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson after she said he disrespected her when he called her to express condolences following her husband’s death in a Niger attack.
More from Twitter:
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY! HOW SICK CAN YOU BE TO STOOP THIS LOW!@thehill reported that the President Trump’s reelection campaign on Saturday used an image of a survivor of the recent Florida school shooting in an email asking for donations from its supporters.#TheResistance pic.twitter.com/QAr3ocg5P7
— Charlie Gongit ? ????? (@charlieGGongit) February 26, 2018
The survivors of the #Parkland shooting are begging for their lives and those of the next students. Where is Trump? Well, his campaign was busy working on a fundraiser email sent out today using the #ParklandStudents and the school shooting TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HIS REELECTION. https://t.co/kbQxJhMaq7
— Nick Walden Poublon (@NWPinPDX) February 25, 2018
Donald Trump is using a photo that they took with a #ParklandShooting Survivor when she was still in the hospital recovering, to ask for money for his reelection.His campaign is sending this picture out in a email asking for donations to Trump.
He will do anything to make a buck.
— AS THE WH TURNS (@AsTheWHTurns) February 26, 2018
In a fine example of ultimate skunkery, the Trump campaign is using the video of Trump's visit to the bedside of the 17 year old Fla girl, shot several times in the school shooting, as a fund raiser for reelection. According to national news outlets.
— William Carrington (@ManOWord) February 26, 2018