BuzzFeed News editor takes heat for suggesting Trump would be more outraged if Sri Lanka victims were white.
It’s more important for Miriam Elder to try to use the terrorist attack to go after President Trump than care or be concerned about the Christians killed or injured.
The TDS is strong with this one.
Suspect we’d be hearing a lot more outrage from Trump and co. if the Christians killed in Sri Lanka were white https://t.co/7bNAiymzib
— Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) April 21, 2019
138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2019
A BuzzFeed News world editor faced backlash Sunday for taking a swipe at President Trump while tweeting an article about the attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter.
“Suspect we’d be hearing a lot more outrage from Trump and co. if the Christians killed in Sri Lanka were white,” Miriam Elder tweeted with a link to BuzzFeed News.
Elder’s tweet, as The Washington Examiner reported, received many more comments than likes or retweets. It had received nearly 3,000 replies, 70 retweets and 170 likes as of Sunday evening. More
The U.S. condemns in the strongest terms the Easter morning terror attacks in Sri Lanka. These attacks demonstrate the brutal nature of terrorists whose sole aim is to threaten peace & security. We offer our deepest condolences and stand with the government & people of #SriLanka.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 21, 2019
Twitter chimes in:
People might take you seriously if you weren’t openly racist.
— Michael J. Fell (@MichaelJFell) April 22, 2019
Delete your account
— Jorden Goodwin (@_realjgoodwin) April 21, 2019
That is completely NOT TRUE! It is a very busy weekend here and around the world. Internet cut off and many staff members are with families. I am positive he will be speaking about this when he can and is awaiting the recent update. We are with the people of #SriLanka
— Lynnie (@TweetThisBabe) April 22, 2019
You are the reason Trump will win in 2020.
— OK..i did it. (@RGChristoff2) April 21, 2019
— Geoexplorer (@Afc07) April 21, 2019
My thoughts on this subject went to the tragedy nothing was further from my mind than the color of their skin.
— Gwen Bailey (@GwenBai65619798) April 22, 2019
There was not one single reason that this needed to be said. What a small, petty, bitter person. Find a reason to be less hateful. Quick.
— Travis Gray (@Trav_Gray_) April 21, 2019
I’d just like to hear something from someone about the increasing hostility toward Christians of any and every color throughout the western world and the slaughter of Christians of every color by radical Islamists.
— TheDregsofSociety (@FromMars5) April 21, 2019
Christian’s are being persecuted worldwide. We need to encourage each other, defend each other and lift each other up in prayer ???? in Jesus name
— Tury (@JaimeNajera12) April 22, 2019
I found it! The worst tweet of the day!
— Wes Farrell ???????? (@WesUSNA) April 21, 2019
— MumbleMumble (@MaryPatton43) April 21, 2019
The exact opposite is true. My feed is filled with people praying for our martyred brothers and sisters in Christ. Although their deaths getting less attention from msm- wonder why?
— Elizabeth Matheson (@Strictas) April 21, 2019
This is disgusting on every level!
— Tom Steels (@ZodsHoliday) April 22, 2019
You need help. That TDS is strong with you. pic.twitter.com/Zdtav3yAk0
— Werner Weber (@TheWernerWeber) April 22, 2019
Is there a contest at Buzzfeed to see which employee can get ratioed the worst?
— Tristan Pinnock (@tpinnock) April 22, 2019
you frauds aren’t even suitable to run cat videos anymore. #DELETEYOURACCOUNT
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) April 22, 2019
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