Donald Trump’s campaign is a bottomless pit of lows.
The GOP frontrunner called out Mitt Romney losing the last presidential election during a speech in Rome, New York on Tuesday. But his use of Eric Garner’s “I can’t breathe,” was immediately met with criticisms for being tasteless and insensitive.
“The last election should have been won, except Romney choked like a dog,” Trump said. “He choked.”
In his usual arrogant and unapologetic approach to campaigning, Trump proceeded to playfully choke himself, sticking out his tongue after saying Garner’s last words before he died at the hands of police in New York City.
Sadly, some supporters laughed at the Romney dig with no regard for Garner, his family or the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Trump using Garner’s words ‘I can’t breathe’ as a joke to verbally attack a politician makes me sick to my stomach #EricGarner,” one woman tweeted.
Another tweeted, “Donald Trump Proves Once Again- There Really is No Bottom to His Racist Barrel. #EricGarner”
“Trump out-disgusting’d himself,” another wrote.
And to think, Trump just came forward indicating he’s taken steps to soften his image and reset his campaign by hiring Rick Wiley, a long-time Republican strategist, as his national political director.
“He brings decades of experience, and his deep ties to political leaders and activists across the country will be a tremendous asset as we enter the final phase of securing the nomination,” Trump said.
He made the announcement about hiring Wiley on Wednesday, the day after poking fun at Garner’s last words as a dig to Romney.
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