A BuzzFeed News editor is facing criticism after using the attacks in Sri Lanka to go after President Donald Trump.
As IJR Red previously reported, Trump spoke out about the attack, offering U.S. help to those affected.
“138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more [than] 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels,” Trump tweeted. “The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!”
138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2019
However, Miriam Elder tweeted out about the attack, claiming that the Trump administration would have paid more attention if the victims were white.
Suspect we’d be hearing a lot more outrage from Trump and co. if the Christians killed in Sri Lanka were white https://t.co/7bNAiymzib
— Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) April 21, 2019
The editor faced criticism for the comment, with many pointing out that she was using the tragedy to criticize the president.
Read the critical comments below:
You forgot to call them "Easter worshipers"
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) April 22, 2019
I’d just like to hear something from someone about the increasing hostility toward Christians of any and every color throughout the western world and the slaughter of Christians of every color by radical Islamists.
— TheDregsofSociety (@FromMars5) April 21, 2019
What an utterly moronic and hateful statement from the idiot world editor of a failing globalist propaganda outfit that’s going down the tubes
— Rob Spear (@Robbo1992x) April 22, 2019
There was not one single reason that this needed to be said. What a small, petty, bitter person. Find a reason to be less hateful. Quick.
— Travis Gray (@Trav_Gray_) April 21, 2019
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) April 21, 2019
Other U.S. government officials, such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have joined the president in offering the country’s support to Sri Lanka.