Donald Trump, who was once described as “so considerate and so funny” by his daughter, Tiffany, just gave an advice to terminally ill people that was “so inconsiderate and so unfunny.”
While addressing a crowd in Nevada, the Republican nominee courted the terminally ill vote by asking them to “hang out” till Election Day — and then die.
“I say kiddingly, but I mean it: I don’t care how sick you are,” Trump said. “I don’t care if you just came back from the doctor and he gave you the worst possible prognosis — meaning it’s over, you won’t be around in two weeks. Doesn’t matter. Hang out till Nov. 8. Get out to vote.”
One might say, for argument’s sake, Trump was joking and his comments are being blown out of proportion — but he meant it, because he said so himself.
“I say kiddingly, but I mean it,” he said before saying he doesn’t care about dying people.
It’s odd how the media mogul manages to surprise the world, considering it’s been more than a year that he has been mocking a variety of groups, including women, the disabled, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Muslims.
Here’s what people had to say about Trump’s attempt to court terminally ill people:
BBC News - Trump courts the terminally ill vote https://t.co/gqUQxTIjja Said with all the compassion of a rotting toadstool.— Janet Morris (@janersm) October 6, 2016
"I don't care how sick you are." That's been clear for quite a while now.— Kim Masters (@kimmasters) October 6, 2016
Soldier with PTSD? You can handle it. Terminally ill? Wait to die until after you vote. There's nothing he won't say https://t.co/pBK9Kyn6dX— Collins Hall (@collinswhall) October 6, 2016
Everyday, I think it's not possible for him to sink lower. Trump courts the terminally ill vote https://t.co/XuAFlZw2kD— Notorious B.I.G.L.Y. (@CalvinSquires) October 6, 2016