Trump’s tweets after news broke that seven sailors in the Navy were found dead was extremely insensitive, and one veterans advocacy group (that Trump blocked on Twitter) wasn’t afraid to call him out on it.


The bodies of seven sailors that went missing from the USS Fitzgerald were discovered on Sunday after the crew searched flooded compartments of the ship that were caused by a collision with a merchant ship.

“This loss is something we all feel,” Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the US 7th Fleet.

“We have found a number of the remains … of our missing shipmates, and our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those shipmates,” he said.

The Navy released the sailors’ names yesterday. The deceased sailors are:
– Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia
– Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego
– Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut
– Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas
– Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California
– Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland
– Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio

What’s happening now:

When a tragedy like this happens, you’d normally expect some heartfelt statement from the President of the United States. Some moving statement, some words of comfort for the family, etc.

Did Trump give us that? Nope. He tweeted about his own approval ratings, like a narcissistic fool.

“The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt. Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm, massive regulation cuts, 36 new legislative bills signed, great new S.C.Justice, and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Tax Cuts in works! The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating.That’s higher than O’s #’s!”

VoteVets, the veteran advocacy that’s been known for calling out Trump in the past over Twitter, which ultimately led to him blocking them on Twitter, had something to say about this extreme insensitivity.

As of 8:47am, not a word about the sailors whose bodies were recovered. At least we know our commander in chief’s priority – HIMSELF.

Many on Twitter echoed their frustration, and aired some complaints of their own:

It only got worse for Trump…

And worse yet…