Trump gets more heat for self-congratulatory Tweet

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Giving thanks for Thanksgiving itself Immigration provision in Democrats' reconciliation bill makes no sense MORE is facing growing criticism for a self-congratulatory tweet he sent out in the hours after a terrorist attack on an Orlando nightclub in which a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 others.

Trump tweeted after the attack, "appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism."

The shooter, who was killed at the scene, had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.


"Today" host Savannah Guthrie asked Trump whether he is taking credit for predicting something “everyone knows will happen."

"That's totally false," Trump said. "I've been receiving tens of thousands of tweets, literally, tweets and calls, and letters, because I'm the one who predicted it, and I'm the one that said what you should be doing, and I don't want the credit."

"I don't know that everyone knows," Trump added. "I'm not sure if the president knows, if you want to know the truth. He won't even use the term radical Islamic terrorism, I think he thinks everyone is a sweetheart.”

As NBC pointed out, Trump offered similar tweets following the shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C., one year ago; the Paris attacks last November; the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting last December; and the Brussels attacks in March.

A few minutes later Trump turned the conversation to himself.