Grammy Award winning artist Frank Ocean went after leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a social media screed soon after that Islamic terror attacks in Paris, and accused the real estate mogul of giving his “NRA-loving constituency a hand job.”
Ocean reacted to Donald Trump’s tweet about the January, 2015 Charlie Hedbo shooting, which went viral after Friday’s Paris terror attacks.
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
Frank Ocean published his attack on Trump Saturday from his personal Tumblr page:
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?
Donald Trump, for his part, offered condolences to the deceased in the ISIS-inspired attacks:
My prayers are with the victims and hostages in the horrible Paris attacks. May God be with you all.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2015