Trump tweets ‘Where are you Roger Ailes?’ Internet replies he died in 2017, asks ‘what planet are you on?’
It started with Trump's tweet 'Where is Roger Ailes?' that sparked outrage online and social media trolled him saying 'he talks to dead people!'
US President Donald Trump is under fire on social media again. It started with a tweet that sparked outrage online and people questioned him how he could ask "Where is Roger Ailes?" when he died three years ago. Ailes was the chairman and CEO of Fox News, Fox Television Stations, and 20th Television, from which he resigned in July of 2016 after 23 women brought sexual assault allegations against him.
Ailes was said to be in favor of Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W Bush, and was a consultant for Rudy Giuliani's first mayoral campaign. In 2016, he became an adviser to the Trump campaign. At 77, he died after suffering from a subdural hematoma due to hemophilia, a medical condition in which the body is impaired in its ability to produce blood clots.
Author Brigitte Gabriel tweeted, "Cheater Donna Brazile should not be on Fox News. GET HER OFF THE AIR!" and Trump was quick to retweet it and post: "She gets fired by @CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hired by @FoxNews. Where are you Roger Ailes?" No sooner did he post it, Roger Ailes started trending with many people slamming Trump saying Ailes was dead and asking how come he doesn't know about it.
After the backlash, Trump clarified and tweeted: "I know better than anyone that my friend Roger Ailes died 3 years ago, just look at what happened to @FoxNews. We all miss Roger!!!"
However, the trolling had already started.
"Roger Ailes died three years ago. He was your friend. You really don’t know he’s dead? What planet are you even on, man?" one said and another posted, "Over 128,000 Americans have died from #COVID19 & the virus is surging in many states. -Multiple press investigations confirm Russia paid Taliban to kill US troops. -Systemic racism persists. But the below is what @realDonaldTrump is focused on. Also, Roger Ailes is dead."
"Roger Ailes? Jesus Christ. @realDonaldTrump doesn’t read AND he talks to dead people! This man should be in a full time care facility, not the White House," one tweet read and another said, "And here we have whiny, moronic Dementia J. Trump forgetting Roger Ailes is as dead as his campaign is. #November3rd." One even went on to post, "Roger Ailes is dead, having resigned from Fox News amid multiple accusations of sexual harassment and abuse of his employees."
"'Where are you Roger Ailes?' Did ... did you forget that Roger Ailes died in 2017? Do you know where you are, Donald?" one tweet read and another slammed him saying, "Roger Ailes? That corrupt sexually-abusive pig? How come you were/are always pals with sexually-abusive creeps like Ailes, Epstein, O'Reilly etc? Pervs of a feather... #Trump."