Donald Trump’s Orlando Tribute Is Legitimately Presidential

Nice work, for once

Last Updated: June 12, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

President Donald Trump is often criticized for being less-than-presidential on Twitter, but his message regarding the victims of the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando is a step in the right direction.

The president tweeted an image of the victims, saying, “We will NEVER FORGET.” Trump also added the top-trending hashtag #OrlandoUnitedDay.

As recently as Monday morning, the panel on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” ripped Trump for his continuous rants on Twitter, with co-host Mika Brzezinski saying, “He can’t help himself.”

Co-host Mika Brzezinski said, “It’s really causing a problem for the presidency.”

Even actor and vocal conservative James Woods hit up Twitter on Friday to offer some counsel to the chief executive about using the social media platform. Or, rather, not using Twitter.

“Word to the wise, Mr. President,” Woods wrote. “The #Left is doing a bang-up job of hanging itself. They really don’t need more rope. #Silence #TweetNoMore.”

Last week, White House staffers were reportedly surprised that the president managed to stay off Twitter while former FBI Director James Comey was grilled by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Of course, soon after, the president couldn’t help himself, tweeting that Comey’s testimony “totally vindicated” him in the Russia investigation.

One year ago, 49 people were killed during the deadliest mass shooting in American history at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The city, in collaboration with Pulse, declared Monday as Orlando United Day: A Day of Love and Kindness.

“This day is dedicated to the memory and honor of the 49 innocent lives taken at Pulse, reaffirms the community’s commitment to survivors and loved ones, as well as recognizes the global compassion and love displayed in the wake of the tragedy,” city officials said in a statement.

Gunman Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the ISIS during the attack and was killed in a shootout with police.