Hashtag #WrongTrump Trends On Twitter After POTUS’ Brother Passes Away


In the same era that it has become so controversial to support the President of the United States that college students face potential disciplinary action simply for expressing said support, regularly hoping or even calling for the death of the same sitting president have gotten all too common.

When President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Saturday evening that his brother and “best friend, Robert Trump had passed away at the age of 71, it was clearly too much to hope for that the left would simply leave this touching personal loss alone.

“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” President Trump wrote in a statement. “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”

No matter how you feel about Trump, it seems as though there’s plenty one could choose to criticize about him without resorting to wishing for his death just after his brother has died.

But no.

Not in 2020.

The hashtag #WrongTrump began trending on Twitter as progressives lamented that it was Robert, and not Donald, who had passed away.

To their credit (or that of their campaign), presumed Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) expressed condolences.

Those who will be pulling the lever for the Biden-Harris ticket, on the other hand, were not so kind.

Insert the obligatory “can you even imagine if the shoe was on the other foot?” observation here.

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