Tweeters Rip Donald Trump Over 'Tone Deaf' Thumbs-Up Pose With School Shooting Cops



President Donald Trump has sparked anger after he gave the thumbs-up while posing for a photograph with law enforcement officers who responded to Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.President Donald Trump has sparked anger after he gave the thumbs-up while posing for a photograph with law enforcement officers who responded to Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.Many people online called out Trump over the gesture, which he reportedly made during a visit to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Washington Post reporter Mark Berman noted how Trump also updated his Twitter account’s banner with the image: The president’s new Twitter banner is a photo of him smiling and giving a thumbs up while meeting tonight with police officers who responded to the massacre of 17 people, most of them students, at a high school in Parkland pic.twitter.com/3NoH95CqKQ— Mark Berman (@markberman) February 17, 2018 Tweeters accused Trump of being “tone deaf” and of lacking empathy and compassion with the hand signal.A sampling of the responses are below: Smiling and thumbs up? Most of us have been distraught about what happened (and keeps happening).— Mary Choice (@mary_choice) February 17, 2018 Trump just changed his Twitter banner to him grinning and giving a thumbs up while meeting with people who just responded to a deadly school shooting pic.twitter.com/hNQnIJhfbu— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) February 17, 2018 Here’s Trump’s new header pic. He’s meeting with Florida police about the Parkland shooting and giving a thumbs up like he’s at the grand opening of a car lot. pic.twitter.com/IQhnsTPIfv— shauna (@goldengateblond) February 17, 2018 What a vile excuse for a human being…he is totally empty inside— hynese (@impeachreplace) February 17, 2018 There is no low too low for this man— Lauren Sheftell (@lsheftell) February 17, 2018 You disgusting, emotionless, phony person @realDonaldTrump. To give a thumbs up like you just had a great dinner. No empathy. Disgusting. Go away.— Sarah C (@sarahc0915) February 17, 2018 Trump’s new Twitter banner is a photo of him posing with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office – the first responders in the Parkland shooting. He is grinning and giving a thumbs up. Seriously, wtf is wrong with him? pic.twitter.com/eCzXW49Aoh— Andrea Dubé (@AndDube) February 17, 2018 What a sick sociopath— haunted by tweets (@angelcolberg) February 17, 2018 Trump keeps redefining the term “rock bottom”.— neen (@the_ns) February 17, 2018 That is disgusting on so many levels— Mary Kelly (@ButterMLKe) February 17, 2018 This is even worse than the paper-towel-throwing. And that was a high bar— Lila Fowler (@LilaFowler2017) February 17, 2018 I would like to be able to say I’m appalled but with this sociopath I’m not at all surprised— Kimberly (@zenmamaof3) February 17, 2018 This article originally appeared on HuffPost.