Ben Shapiro, who is a frequently irrational critic of President Donald J. Trump, deleted an offensive tweet he published mocking the president’s response to the horrific fire that destroyed much of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.
The Daily Wire founder and #NeverTrump political pundit mocked President Trump’s response and his intellect earlier this afternoon, then deleted it after a massive backlash.
President Trump wrote “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,” then wondered “Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out.”
“Must act quickly,” added the president.
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
Shapiro used this as an opportunity to mock the president, and belittled the tragedy in the process, quoting the president’s tweet and writing “‘Why doesn’t the football team put it out?’ – President Donald J. Trump”, suggesting the president does not know the difference between the world famous cathedral and the American University of Notre Dame.
Shapiro tweeted again later in the day, acknowledging his decision to delete the tweet, writing “Wrong time, obviously. Apologies, all.”
He had also received push back after describing the Catholic place of worship as a “monument to Western civilization“, and falling back on the Judeo-Christian ethics of Western nations when corrected.
Deleted my tweet joking about Trump and Notre Dame football. Wrong time, obviously. Apologies, all.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 15, 2019
Rarely does a week pass without Shapiro criticizing President Trump on an issue most conservatives agree with the president on, but this may be the most egregious example of Shapiro’s anti-Trump tendencies.
Last week, Shapiro appeared on a news program to repeatedly belittle President Trump’s intellect. He also sided with the left by labeling President Trump as a “divisive” leader who is not “qualified to really speak to the foundations of Western civilization.”
In March, Shapiro went on a lengthy Twitter rant bashing President Trump for his decision to walk away from the negotiating table with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, describing the president’s efforts and accomplishments to denuclearize and pacify the renegade nation as “amateur hour.”
Earlier in the year, Shapiro was heralded by an anti-free speech Democrat Ted Lieu for his stance against the declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Much of this, perhaps exempting today’s incomprehensibly offensive jibe, should all come as no surprise to Big League Politics readers. Last year Shapiro himself admitted that he is little more than a Hollywood-built amalgamation created to bilk conservatives of money and sell them neoconservative ideas.
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