Last week, a man with a machete was shot when he injured a soldier outside of the Carrousel du Louvre mall in Paris while he shouted the Islamic phrase "Allahu Akbar." Both of those injured have made a full recovery. But that didn't stop Donald Trump from calling the incident an act of Islamic terrorism and using the incident to justify his 'Muslim ban' on Twitter when it emerged that the Egyptian man had gotten into France with a tourist visa.
A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
Egypt is not on the list of seven Muslim-majority countries that had travel rights to the United States suspended by the executive order.
And it looks like as well as the Australians and British, Donald Trump has now also annoyed the French. You know, the people who bankrupted themselves funding the American revolution.
Facebook user Egie Wild, a French woman from Paris, decided to break down everything that was wrong with Trump's tweet in a Facebook post. She wrote:
"Dear Mr Trump,"
"Thank you for your concern."
"A man has indeed attacked a soldier with two machetes this morning in Paris."
"It wasn't in the Louvre Museum, it was in the Carrousel du Louvre, which is a mall. (Less symbolic than what you're implying.)"
"He didn't attack any tourist (or french people -apart from the soldier- either, by the way, thank you again for your concern) and he was instantly attacked back by another soldier, and wounded."
"The crowd has been kept inside after that by order of the army for security reasons, but not for any kind of hostage situation. (Your tweet is -voluntarily?- ambiguous)"
"France is not on edge again, at all. I learnt about the attack 10 hours after it happened (even though it was in the media earlier), and I spent 1h30 in another mall in Paris at lunch today without any kind of military reinforcement (I mean, just the usual since Charlie Hebdo or nov 2015 attacks)."
"Oh and by the way, the man is from Egypt, you know, the country you didn't ban from entering the US (because of your personnal affairs?)"
"Again, thank you for your concern, but don't use France as an excuse for your arseholery. You're the one encouraging fear with your distortion of truth."
"PS : GET SMART U.S. : Don't believe anything that he says without checking facts first."
The post has been shared some 250,000 times since it was posted, and attracted thousands of comments from around the world.
"'Arseholery,' what a great word to add to my vocabulary," one user joked.
While another added: "Interesting he was silent about some alt-right kid attacking a mosque at our neighbors to the north, but this is tweet worthy when it isn't even in the same realm."