As the French government does everything in its power to contain and put out the fire in the Notre Dame in Paris, one branch couldn’t resist burning Donald Trump for his bizarre and terrible suggestion to use “flying water tankers” to drop a butt load of water on top of an old and fragile building that firefighters are trying very hard to preserve.
Hundreds of firemen of the Paris Fire Brigade are doing everything they can to bring the terrible #NotreDame fire under control. All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircrafts which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral.— Sécurité Civile Fr (@SecCivileFrance) April 15, 2019
“Hundreds of firemen of the Paris Fire Brigade are doing everything they can to bring the terrible #NotreDame fire under control,” the French Civil Security tweet reads. “All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircrafts which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral.”
Quick, somebody put out Donald Trump! Or not.
Earlier Monday, Trump responded to the news of the Notre Dame fire with a widely-ridiculed tweet that may be even worse than the time he suggested that Finland prevents wildfires by raking their entire massive forests. “Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out,” he tweeted. “Must act quickly!”
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
Let’s hope nothing old, fragile, and important catches fire in the U.S. while he’s president. You know, other than our democracy.
This is a difficult time for residents of France who are seeing an essential and ancient part of their history go up in flames, but at least they can take out some of their grief and feelings of helplessness on Trump.
POTUS should focus on his own duties, but at least he didn’t suggest raking.— Andria Bovey (@AndriaBovey) April 15, 2019
❤️❤️❤️❤️🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/tQAm3vnSO7— Mossbird (@Mossbird) April 15, 2019
Whomever crafted this response needs a crate of their favorite wine.— Erin (@mrsharrisonford) April 15, 2019
Trumped le Trump 👏👏👏— Vikings Eat Spam (@thatscot) April 15, 2019
Epic subtweet— J.D. Turner (@turndeaux) April 15, 2019
Even though it's in English, there's still a very good chance that @realDonaldTrump can't read this.— Tom (@urban_tom) April 15, 2019
This reminds me of the clip the armée de terre made after the orange refused to take part in remembrance service bcoz of rain 😂😂— Liban Hussein (@Inabileh) April 15, 2019
First responders dissing Trump is my favorite Twitter genre.— Gouri Bhat (@gourichikka) April 15, 2019
Most of the responses, however, are U.S. residents apologizing to France for how terrible our president is.
Notre président est très stupide.— neets (@tweetsofneets) April 15, 2019
Again.— Terrence Manny Pack (@SDterrence) April 15, 2019
Dear Paris: pro tip--do not waste a single second explaining facts to a man who believes wind turbines cause cancer. We will address this in November 2020— Jonathan Tasini (@jonathantasini) April 15, 2019
Sorry our @POTUS ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed but at least he’s a tool of sorts, for better or worse ... aww F it, let’s just go with worse. It ain’t a secret anymore 🤦♂️🤷♂️— Clifton Collins Jr. (@ccollinsjr) April 15, 2019
I don’t speak French, but I know exactly what this says. Our disdain, our contempt for the man transcends language. It is universal.— Jennifer Bone Heath (@jenheath9) April 15, 2019
this is somewhat common sense but our president lacks any.— Lisa 🏹💓👑 (@audreysl0ve) April 15, 2019
Please disregard our President.. we are embarrassed on a daily basis! Prayers to your city!— Sharon (@musikbaybe) April 15, 2019
We're very sorry for Trump's stupid idea. He has a lot of them. We hope to fix this problem in 2020. In the meantime, America's heart is broken over the event in Paris today, but know the French spirit will overcome this tragedy. Vive la France! 🇨🇵🇺🇲— Lois Layne (@MetropolisGal) April 15, 2019
Our thoughts are with you, and we apologize for the unqualified person who feels a need to comment.— Jill Baker (@JBakerMarketing) April 15, 2019
Glad you didn't even consider this absurd advice - and what a decent way to respond to it. In "his" defense, back when you built Notre Dame, they weren't even discovered yet. The oldest building he knows is the Empire State Bldg (1930/31) - and it seems he hates it.— wotscheints (@wotscheints) April 15, 2019
Thankfully, the people of France are understanding, even during this dark day.
Don’t worry America, we don’t blame all of you for one man who is pretending to be smarter than everyone on every subject. 😇And thanks for the thoughts and support, 🙏🏼we do appreciate and trust our firefighters and everyone on the field 👏👏— LNaroundTheWorld (@LNfromMars) April 15, 2019
Stay strong, France, and keep being better than us!