Frank Ocean accuses Donald Trump's Paris comments of 'spinning a tragedy for political gain'
"It sounds like that vacuous observation was about giving your NRA-loving constituency a handjob", the singer wrote
Trump's tweet said, "Isn't it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?"
Writing on Tumblr, Ocean responded, "On the real though Donald Trump. How is it interesting that these shootings happened in a country that's tough on guns? Tell us Don? Because it sounds like that vacuous observation was about giving your NRA-loving constituency a handjob and spinning a tragedy for political gain and I'm thinking maybe using a situation where dozens of innocents have just been murdered in the streets isn't the best time. No?"
Ocean later posted another message, which said, "Love to Paris and any individual or family who's lost loved ones to evil anywhere in this world. Chill w/ the angles".
Trump's tweet, below, was dated January 7, 2015, and related to the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January, but Trump has since reiterated the same sentiments. "You can say what you want," he told a rally in Texas on Saturday (November 14) "but if they had guns - if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry - it would have been a much, much different situation."
Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2015
In response to that tweet, the French ambassador to the United States, Gerard Araud, tweeted Trump saying, "This message is repugnant in its lack of any human decency. Vulture." He has since deleted the tweet.