Donald Trump left many people outraged this weekend after he used former First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral to promote his “Southern White House” at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump tweeted on Saturday:
“Heading to the Southern White House to watch the Funeral Service of Barbara Bush. First Lady Melania has arrived in Houston to pay our respects. Will be a beautiful day!”
Heading to the Southern White House to watch the Funeral Service of Barbara Bush. First Lady Melania has arrived in Houston to pay our respects. Will be a beautiful day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
Many people saw the tweet as both disrespectful and racist.
Here are how people responded to Trump’s outrageous tweet:
God you are so gross. "Southern White House" just makes it sound like a plantation. Considering how racist you are–seems about right.
— Veronica (@TahoeBoulder) April 21, 2018
"Southern White House" is also a racist dog whistle. https://t.co/LavRJ9x4oL
— Jeff in the USA 🇺🇸 (@JeffFromNH) April 21, 2018
There’s no southern White House. This is a dog whistle. The whole south will rise BS. They lost. They have no WH. Before he called it the Winter WH. Now Southern? It’s all about making the racist south supporters believe that he’s with them. He knows it’s going down soon.
— “Shadey Councilor” Hassan Mueller (@TDeLynne) April 21, 2018
The "Southern White House" is implicitly racist and offensive. In light of Trump's Nationalist agenda, it is not a frivolous term. #dogwhistle
— Nina Rodham Clinton (@Oldgringo12) April 21, 2018
There is no Southern White House. Stop using your office to profit your private business. https://t.co/ppFZ5cBvlV
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) April 21, 2018
First, Mar a Lago is an exclusive club that only the 1% can afford. It is not the southern White House. It is a gaudy pretentious building. Second, you didn’t go to the funeral because it’s not a safe space for you. They hate you. Period. You’re not welcome.
— 🇺🇸Resista-200 days til #BlueWave-Sista🗽 (@debiowens) April 21, 2018
There is no such thing as the southern White House. It's a private club that you own, and where you fleece the tax payers out of millions of dollars. How about you go to the real White House and do some real work. The Presidency is a full time job you lazy SOB.
— Jdarcey (@Jdarcey13Jon) April 21, 2018
a.) you don't pay respect by watching it on TV
b.) there is no southern white house
c.) you're just selling luxe subscriptions on our dime
d.) you're corrupt as hell and you should resign
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) April 21, 2018