A backlash is building over a picture posted by Melania Trump on Twitter that showed her and Donald Trump smiling broadly while holding a baby who was orphaned in the mass shooting in El Paso.
On a hospital visit in El Paso, Trump then reignited a dispute with 2020 Democratic contender and former local congressman Beto O’Rourke over crowd sizes, before getting into a Twitter row with the Dayton mayor, Nan Whaley.
Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) This is a photo of Trump grinning while Melania holds a baby orphaned by the shooting.
The baby’s uncle, standing next to Donald Trump, is reportedly a Trump supporter, as was the deceased father.
But condemnation of the picture – which was circulated by Melania Trump and not the family – was swift.
Why is Trump and Melania posing, GRINNING, and giving a thumbs up with the infant who’s parents were murdered by the shooter in El Paso.
• This article was amended on Friday 9 August to remove a quote mistakenly attributed to Donald Trump. »