Donald Trump has been known for twisting the truth around to making up his own “alternative facts.” In an attempt to bring more fear to the American people Trump tweeted about a shooting near the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Friday.
His tweet read: “A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.”
One Paris resident decided to write to the President to hold him accountable for the lies he’s trying to spread.
Egle Wild took Trump’s tweet and broke it down on Facebook.
”Dear Mr. Trump, thank you for your concern,” began Wild, who slammed Trump for falsely stating the attack occurred at the Louvre Museum. “It was in the Carrousel du Louvre, which is a mall,” she wrote, noting that the semantics mattered because it was “less symbolic than what you’re implying.”
She made two great points on her post. One stating that she heard about the incident 10 hours after it happened, which discredits Trump’s statement that the country was “on the edge again.” And the other great point she made was that the man who got shot was actually from Egypt, a country which was not on the list from the seven Muslim-majority nations that were banned from the US. She added that maybe it was because of “[Trump’s] personnal affairs” that Egypt wasn’t banned.
The post garnered a huge amount of attention and support from people all over. She received more than 277,000 likes and had been shared almost as many times by Wednesday morning. And the comments showed nothing but support:
Seems like Donald Trump needs to get his facts checked because his inaccuracies could mean trouble.