People are outraged with President Donald Trump for tweeting about the World Series just hours after the deadly shooting at a Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Trump who was likely watching Game 4 of the World Series took to twitter to slam L.A. Dodger’s manager Dave Roberts.
Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings. It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2018
“Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings.” Tweeted Trump after a gunman opened fire killing and injuring many at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill.
“It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!”
People were not fond of Trump’s timing to tweet about the world series, condemning his for his “insensitivity” after a gunman had kill eleven people and wounded many others in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue.
I can’t believe this is real. On the day of a mass shooting, Trump goes a rally and live tweets the #WorldSeries game.
What a time to be alive. https://t.co/SVf1m4SIfQ
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 28, 2018
One person said on Twitter: “You were watching baseball? A gunman opened fire on a synagogue killing and injury many. After what happened, you were watching baseball. For all of you Trump supporters who need proof of Trump’s lack of compassion and empathy, is this enough? @realDonaldTrump, disgusting.”
I think you meant to say:
I am having a real difficult time sleeping tonight. The horrible events of today are weighing heavily on my mind. I can’t help but to take some of the blame for this terrible politically charged time we are in. I’m sorry and I will do better.
— Frank Williams (@fkwilliams207) October 28, 2018
Another person said: “11 dead in Pittsburgh. 2 dead in Florida. Multiple bombs that could have taken the lives of mail handlers and other innocent civilians — and the most presidential thing you can do is armchair manage the Dodgers?”
Trump also received backlash from media outlets such as the New York Daily News, the paper’s sports staff said in an editorial:
“Trump felt the need to weigh in on the World Series on a day when the president should have had much more pressing issues to attend to.”
Some showed President Donald Trump Support, claiming that he was working on the matter, and some didn’t see anything wrong with him “briefly” tuning in to the world series to take a breather from all the strenuous duties.
One person says: “So you are more obsessed with tweeting garbage about the President then grieving for these people and the families, where is your compassion? Respecting them by just being silent, no you take their pain and use it to attack the President. SAD and cold hearted.”
As for Dave Roberts, the Los Angeles Dodgers manager, he dismissed the president’s comments and said they were “one man’s opinion” in a post-game press conference. However, the Dodgers’ starting pitcher Rich Hill made him position a little bit more clear on Trump’s comments and told reporters, “There was a mass shooting yesterday…The focus, in my opinion, of the president is to be on the country, and not on moves that are made in a World Series game.”