Widespread horror as Trump cabinet member mocks domestic violence survivors with GIF of Lisa Simpson crying
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was blasted on Wednesday for tweeting a picture of “The Simpsons” character Lisa Simpson crying while the Democratic National Committee Convention was broadcasting a segment featuring domestic violence survivors.
The segment highlighted former Vice President Joe Biden’s leadership in passing the Violence Against Women’s Act.
Pompeo was harshly criticized for his tweet, here’s some of what people were saying:
this is from the episode where lisa sees a politician take a bribe and tears up her speech about american exception… https://t.co/X0JFSCIkv1— Hayes Brown (@Hayes Brown)1597890209.0
DNC is talking about domestic violence The Secretary of State: https://t.co/UeIMVyG1u3— Eric Koch (@Eric Koch)1597889362.0
@mikepompeo During a domestic violence spot... wow— Sarah 🥊🗽 (@Sarah 🥊🗽)1597889396.0
The Secretary of State's message to women at the Democratic convention appears to be "cry more." https://t.co/m2QOZYMOyt— Todd Zwillich (@Todd Zwillich)1597889218.0
@mikepompeo More than 170,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus and the Secretary of State is tweeting Simps… https://t.co/QnUYSdPNNz— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1597890030.0
If this doesn't sum up the character and priorities of the Trump Administration, I don't know what does. Our natio… https://t.co/CYVImJX6Sh— Sam Vinograd (@Sam Vinograd)1597890497.0
@mikepompeo Just think how many of the 170,000 Americans would still be alive if she were president. Your dude is k… https://t.co/uHqvOEexn3— OmaJen (@OmaJen)1597888943.0
Will never cease to be astonished that America's chief diplomat would tweet like a five-year-old. https://t.co/9mC55XwhPC— Edward Luce (@Edward Luce)1597889159.0
@mikepompeo This gif is from a scene where Lisa loses faith in her country and tearfully rips up the speech she had written praising it...— (((Scott Weinberg))) (@(((Scott Weinberg))))1597889433.0
@mikepompeo You still don’t know what this episode is about, do you pendejo.— Gabe Ortíz (@Gabe Ortíz)1597889599.0
@mikepompeo A young girl is crying because she lost her faith in democracy after being let down by the crooks in po… https://t.co/RTSA7YLT1a— Devindra Hardawar (@Devindra Hardawar)1597890078.0