French Ambassador Calls Trump A ‘Vulture’ After Old Paris Tweet Goes Viral

Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
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A gun control tweet from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went viral after the attacks on Paris Friday, and even prompted a response from the French Ambassador to the U.S., who called the remark “repugnant in its lack of any human decency.”

There was just one problem: Trump’s resurfaced tweet was from January, after the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office.

The old tweet even caught the attention of French ambassador Gérard Araud, who replied from his verified account:

The ambassador’s tweet has since been deleted, but not before a myriad of news organizations captured screengrabs.

Trump tweeted a message of support for the victims of the Paris attacks last night, before launching into criticism of President Obama’s handling of ISIS on Saturday.

It’s not much of a mystery why the tweet was resurfaced given its subject matter, and Twitter users were all too happy to condemn Trump for his callousness regardless of the timestamp. Just a sampling of the responses:

h/t Mediaite

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