The next leader of the free world didn’t have his speechwriter come up with something respectful to say about a dead head of state. He didn’t consider the fragile relationship the United States has with Cuba or the millions of Cubans who believe Castro was a great man. While his response to the death of an iconic dictator probably played well in Little Havana, the rest of the world made that face, rolled their eyes and said, “what an idiot.”
What was it that Donald Trump had to say that made him look like some imp on the sidelines squawking world politics like he has a clue when everyone knows better? He sent out a celebratory sentiment, complete with exclamation point:
Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
It’s almost like his favorite Nickelodeon show was just renewed for another year. It’s that level of teenage excitement. Hooray! Castro is dead! His brother is alive and well and in charge and we’re in the middle of trying to solidify our relationship with him, but that doesn’t matter. Show those Cubans how much we don’t really give a sh*t about them. It’s what you do.
Twitter has been quick to respond, skewering the giant Oompa Loompa for his meaningless tweet that shows little other than ignorance for protocol:
— David Sugarman (@SugarmanSpeaks) November 26, 2016
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) November 26, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Did you just wake up?
— Yashar (@yashar) November 26, 2016
— Barento (@Razleplasm) November 26, 2016
@realDonaldTrump This is the tweet of a 14 year old off his tits on E numbers Donald. Try again.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) November 26, 2016
The fun goes on and on. I’m not saying that Fidel Castro will exactly be missed or that millions of people won’t be excited and celebrating the news, but come on. You sound like a child, Donald. Get a grip.