Trump Flashes Thumbs Up In Picture With Baby Orphaned By El Paso Shooting

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he speaks to the press as he walks to Marine One prior on December 7, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a jarring image tweeted from first lady Melania Trump’s account, she and President Donald Trump grin, the latter flashing a thumbs up, as they pose with a baby orphaned by the mass shooting in El Paso.

Baby Paul’s parents, Andre and Jordan Anchondo, were fatally shot trying to protect him during the rampage. Paul was hospitalized with broken bones after his mom fell on top of him when she was killed trying to shield him with her body, per the Washington Post.

At least one hospital worker from the scene told CNN that the President displayed an “absence of empathy” while visiting victims in the hospital, and Trump drew widespread condemnation for his treatment of a hospital tour like a glossy photo-op. Video captured him in the hospital crowing about his rallies’ crowd sizes and making a crack at Beto O’Rourke.

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  1. Jesus H Christ on a stick.

  2. What kind of disgusting piece of shit smiles like this in this situation? Can we impeach the motherfucker yet?

  3. It’s never been truer that a picture is worth a thousand words. Donnie and Melania deserve each other - if she ever decides to turn on him, it will be brutal.

  4. “How you treat the least among you is how you treat me”

  5. I do not understand. There are HIPPA laws and all manner of laws protecting confidentiality of identity and other information about minors on Federal Court Electronic Filing System documents. But this child was used as a prop for a photo op by Donald and Melania Trump? Who gave the consent? I do not expect Trump or Melania to realize their own tastelessness. But this is a violation of the child’s rights and privacy. Who gave the consent? Who brought the child to the hospital if he was no longer there for his injuries? What is our Media doing, other than reporting on the Photo Ops? Fucking People Magazine journalism we have in this country.

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