President Donald Trump stuck his foot in his mouth on Monday morning when he demanded Uganda find the perpetrators responsible for kidnapping an American citizen, only to be reminded by Twitter of the times he let killers of journalists and American citizens off the hook.
Kimberley Sue and her guide were successfully rescued by Ugandan security forces on Sunday after she was kidnapped by four men during a safari tour.
Her kidnappers have not been apprehended, and so Trump decided to get involved by ordering Uganda to find them.
Uganda must find the kidnappers of the American Tourist and guide before people will feel safe in going there. Bring them to justice openly and quickly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2019
The problem is that Trump has previously referred to African countries as “sh*thole countries,” so Uganda probably isn’t interested in anything Trump has to say.
Furthermore, Twitter users would respond by pointing out that Trump’s demand stands in stark contrast to his behavior toward Saudi Arabia after the killing of American resident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, whose children are American citizens.
Trump also gave North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un a pass on the murder of American citizen Otto Warmbier.
And Twitter users also slammed Trump for ordering the kidnapping of children from their parents at the southern border in this country.
Says the man who refused to take action after a journalist under US protection was murdered …
— Emma (@vbgecko) April 8, 2019
And let K J-Un off the hook for Otto W.
— gotta get out of here (@gotta_here) April 8, 2019
By this brand of so-called logic NO ONE should ever go to Saudi Arabia again. Why don’t you warn people how evil & lawless the Saudis are?
Or is that somehow different because you’re using them to line your greedy pockets? pic.twitter.com/ZaMmlBgqFD
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) April 8, 2019
People probably shouldn’t feel safe in Saudi Arabia or any of their embassies around the world. Huh?
— Steve Coburn (@realstevecoburn) April 8, 2019
The American people must find the kidnappers of the American Presidency before people will feel safe in going there. Bring them to justice openly and quickly!
— Jeff Schneider (@JSBrklyn) April 8, 2019
How many children has your administration kidnapped???
— Barney’s Nose (@BarneysNose) April 8, 2019
Btw, Trump is 💯 responsible for kidnapping thousands of asylum seeking babies, toddlers and kids. Bring him to justice openly and quickly!
Germany had The Nuremberg Trials. America demands The Trump Trials.
— Christine (@CJNWrites) April 8, 2019
Hmmm I know a journalist that was kidnapped and dismembered but not a peep from you about bringing the ring leader to justice
— Shelly Splainin’ (@sheLLbeLL_xo) April 8, 2019
America must prosecute those who kidnapped, abused and caged children on American soil, and those whose poor record keeping means they are unable to be reunited with their families.
— SPDPR #FBPE (@steviepattisond) April 8, 2019
Ok, now do Khashoggi.
— Jess Williams (@_jess_williams) April 8, 2019
Clearly, Trump has no business telling Uganda what to do, especially since he’s a hypocrite who has let hostile nations murder our own people without consequence as he systematically commits the same crime of kidnapping against migrant children that four men did in Uganda to an adult American tourist.
How can anyone take Trump seriously in the face of these facts?
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