After Donald Trump became President-elect Trump, folks began reacting in many ways. Trump death hoaxes reemerged, which were already proven false nearly three months ago, as reported by the Inquisitr, when searches for “Donald Trump dead” increased when the above photo by Carlos Osorio of the Associated Press was used in a fake article that claimed Trump died from a heart attack. That photo was actually taken during Trump’s WrestleMania 23 appearance with Steve “Stone Cold” Austin in Detroit on Sunday, April 1, 2007.
However, searching for terms like “Trump dead” and “Trump death” on Twitter still turns up results that prove folks are combining those terms quite a bit.
As seen in the following tweet about popular search trends over the past 24 hours, “Donald Trump dead” is No. 3 on their list.
Of course, not all of the folks tweeting about phrasing that include the words “Trump dead” or “Trump death” are publishing death threats to President-elect Trump. Some of the people tweeting about death are writing Trump supporters are getting death threats or non-Trump supporters have received death threats. Several folks are writing about Trump’s immigration policy being “dead in the water” or using death terms in that manner for article titles.
So it takes some weeding through the “dead” and “death” tweets to find out the ones that truly are death threats. However, some people are actually using social media in an unwise manner to levy death threats against Mr. Trump or praying along those deadly lines.
It’s the same type of death that people wished upon President Obama, even so-called Christians, who prayed for Mr. Obama to die when they prayed Psalm 109:8 against him, as reported by the Inquisitr. Such an imprecatory prayer, according to Bible Hub, mentions leaving a man’s wife a widow — and his children fatherless.
As reported by Yahoo TV, a portion of the “dead” words being combined with President-elect Trump’s name are because viewers of The Walking Dead thought they spotted a Trump zombie on Sunday night, or at least a zombie that looked a whole lot like Trump on the popular show about the undead.
Others are literally wishing, praying, and publishing their death hopes upon Mr. Trump, with the “11:11” numbers combined with Trump’s name, presumably meaning some folks are hoping that on November 11, something would take the life of the president-elect.
Such is the world of social media, but just like the man who shouted “kill Obama” during Trump’s victory speech, such death threats against President Obama or President-elect Trump aren’t the kinds of things to joke about or take lightly, even if those making such death statements probably don’t realize the gravity of the death threats they are making against presidents.
A sampling of the comments about Trump’s hoped-for death by some social media users — some of whom combine the specific cause of death as a heart attack with the November 11 date — can be read below.
“11:11 Trump is assassinated.”
“ 11:11 Tr*mp dead.”
“ 11:11 on 11/11 everybody gotta wish for Trump and Pence to drop dead.”
“ 11:11 Trump’s dead.”
“ 11:11 Trump get a heart attack and is dead by tomorrow.”
“11:11 I wish Trump was dead.”
“11:11 TRUMP DROP DEAD (ik ik it’s actually 11:13 )”
“ 11:11 I wish trump would drop dead.”
“11:11 hope Trump has a heart attack and drops dead amiright.”
“ 11:11 Trump dies.”
“The only wish I make on 11:11 is for Donald Trump to drop dead.”
“#notmypresident 11:11 TRUMP DROPPING DEAD ON NATIONAL TELEVISION.”
Others using Trump’s name combined with “dead” and “death” are criticizing those who wish death on Trump, calling such folks sick.
As seen in the popular tweet (seen below) from Paul Joseph Watson, the death threats that Watson claims are exploding against Trump are ironically coming from those he called “tolerant liberals” who aren’t exactly accepting Hillary Clinton’s loss with grace.
The following video is also making the rounds, with a Latino protester explaining that Mr. Trump’s brand of racism shouldn’t be tolerated and that folks have died for the freedoms that Americans now enjoy.
She explains that families should not be split up, as presented in some of the rhetoric that President-elect Trump spoke about during his campaign.
However, her comment about people having to die was not a death threat to Mr. Trump, even though a search for articles about the video proves that the comments are slightly being spun that way — if not a threat to Mr. Trump, but to Trump supporters. As seen in the video, Don Lemon of CNN condemned violent rhetoric.
[Featured Image by Carlos Osorio/AP Images]