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17/02/2018 10:27 SAST | Updated 17/02/2018 16:36 SAST

Tweeters Rip Donald Trump Over 'Tone Deaf' Thumbs-Up Pose With School Shooting Cops

“To give a thumbs-up like you just had a great dinner. No empathy. Disgusting. Go away.”

President Donald Trump sparked some online anger when he gave a thumbs-up while posing for a photo with law enforcement officers who’d responded to Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Many people called out Trump over the gesture, which he reportedly made during a visit to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Washington Post reporter Mark Berman noted how the president had also updated his personal Twitter account’s banner with the image:

Tweeters accused Trump of being “tone deaf” and lacking empathy and compassion.

A sampling of the responses below: