Trump Gives A Giant Thumbs Up At 9/11 Memorial And The Internet Is FURIOUS

Donald Trump is facing widespread social media backlash after he was pictured greeting supporters with a triumphant double fist pump as he arrived to a 9/11 memorial service on Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks, and then when he gave a giant thumbs up gesture outside the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Trump, along with his wife, Melania Trump, were in Pennsylvania, on their way to pay their respects to the fallen heroes of United Airlines Flight 93.

In a statement ahead of Trump’s speech at the memorial event, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president’s focus for the day was “remembering the lives that were lost, and certainly honoring the individuals who were not only lost that day, but also put their lives on the line to help in that process.”

Remember, this is how Obama honored the day:

And this was Obama and wife Michelle:

And here is Trump:

The majority of the backlash was focused on the double fist pump gesture, however, with critics saying it reflected a “lack of respect” and an “inability to feel empathy for another person’s loss.”

“This is not an exclamation point day. This is not a fist pump day,” wrote one tweeter. “You sully the solemnity of this day. History will not be kind to you.”

“Today we get a fist pump because Trump thinks ppl are there for him,” said another critic. “What a rabbit hole we have gone down. Anyone that thinks this gesture doesn’t show exactly who Trump really is, think again.”

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