As tragic images of Notre Dame Cathedral burning were beamed across the world, Donald Trump decided to hand the French some, awful, advice.
Instead of joining in with the worldwide sadness at the horrific blaze he Tweeted that “perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out”.
Unsure of whether or not he was referring to, you know, clouds, Twitter set out to torment the US president with a barrage of brutal replies.
Here are some of the best:
“must act quickly!”
fireman donnie is on the way pic.twitter.com/bG4uIjU26Q
— Ryan Adams ?️?️? (@filmystic) April 15, 2019
Everyone knows that the right thing to do when priceless, historic, fragile works of art and architecture are endangered is to drop hundreds of tons of water on them.
God, what an embarrassment. https://t.co/RAvD27nakV
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) April 15, 2019
You Sir, are a pointless wanknugget. https://t.co/ykGdC9tlUs
— Dr Philip Lee (@drphiliplee1) April 15, 2019
Is there any better metaphor for the moment than a miracle of architecture that embodies human striving for the sublime burning before our eyes while this jackass blathers about flying water tankers https://t.co/f9jEnqXhRH
— Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) April 15, 2019
And lo & behold, the term firesplaining was born. https://t.co/1lfDuCUqHH
— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) April 15, 2019
Says the guy who didn’t have a sprinkler system in Trump Tower and who ignored the California wildfires. https://t.co/WHkKbYyyjd
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) April 15, 2019
Donald Trump suggesting using water to put out fire. Nothing gets past this man. https://t.co/AUAl1ld16f
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) April 15, 2019
Local Man Surrounded By Fires Has Firefighting Tips https://t.co/w0tnClFe6O
— shauna (@goldengateblond) April 15, 2019
Mr President, I regret to inform you that you remembered this idea from an episode of Paw Patrol. https://t.co/TSZeZDbELb
— Ned Hartley (@NedHartley) April 15, 2019