Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman known for forcing Barack Obama to release his birth certificate and the worst account on Twitter, is being heavily criticized for blaming the U.S. president for the Baltimore riots.
His comment, which was read by almost 3 million followers, set off a scorching round of criticism, with many accusing him of racism and race-baiting for mentioning Obama as African-American.
Also, this is not the first time that Trump has stirred up a controversy with his ill-timed and ill-phrased statements.
1: Trump got launched a personal attack on rival media mogul Arianna Huffington in 2012 when he mocked her for having been married to a bisexual man.
2: A Republican through and through, Trump went into a bizarre meltdown on Twitter after Barack Obama won his second term as president, defeating Mitt Romney.
3: Following the tragic Charlie Hebdo shooting in January, Trump sparked public anger and online ridicule after suggesting the attack was the result of France’s "strict" gun laws.
4: In the wake of the Ebola crisis from last year, Trump stated that Americans, especially doctors treating patients abroad, shouldn't be allowed to seek treatment back home if they get infected.
The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2014
The U.S. must immediately stop all flights from EBOLA infected countries or the plague will start and spread inside our "borders." Act fast!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2014
The fact that we are taking the Ebola patients, while others from the area are fleeing to the United States, is absolutely CRAZY-Stupid pols— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2014
5: During Hurricane Sandy, Trump reached a new low after he used the tragedy to insult President Obama.
6: Trump was happy that Adam Scott won the Masters Tournament last year and wanted to personally congratulate him on Twitter – and he did. However, since Scott doesn’t have an account on the social media website, the person Trump tagged in his tweet turned out to be a completely random dude.
It was a huge embarrassment – but so hilarious.
7: The real estate magnate once prompted criticism after he posted a false tweet about Caryl Stern, the CEO of UNICEF.
.@unicef Caryl M. Stern CEO is driving around in a Rolls Royce...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2012
"She should be ashamed!" he added.
However, after an inquiry was launched and Trump’s claim was found to be incorrect, he quickly backtracked.
"If the information is wrong, and he truly hopes it is, Mr. Trump will make a donation to UNICEF in the spirit of the holiday," a spokesman for the billionaire was quoted as saying, according to The Daily News.
Also, here’s how Stern responded to Trump:
.@realDonaldTrump sorry no rolls; only a prius. fire your fact checker and help us save kids lives.— Caryl M. Stern (@CarylStern) November 19, 2012