Kellyanne Conway can’t seem to keep her foot out of her mouth, even after President Trump received potent backlash for his Twitter comments on the rescue of the youth soccer team trapped in a Thai cave.
On Tuesday, the White House adviser praised the successful rescue of 12 Thai boys and their coach from the six-mile long Tham Luang Nang Non cave system in northern Thailand, saying on Twitter that the rescue represented “the very best of humanity,” and that, “We’re better when we come together.”
The #ThaiCaveRescue shows the very best of humanity.
Grateful hearts for the brave rescue teams.
Sorrow for the rescuer who passed away.
Prayers for healing and full recovery for all affected, especially those 12 boys.
We’re better when we come together. https://t.co/5asi60E0wL
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) July 10, 2018
While Conway served up feel-good platitudes, people didn’t seem to feel good about her joining in the celebration:
just some paperwork and compassion
— Kevin Vaughan (@kevinonebot) July 10, 2018
your administration still hasn't reunited the more than 3,000 kids you kidnapped with their families. spare us the virtue signaling
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 10, 2018
Yeah, Kellyanne–thank good those boys are safe. Now we can refuse them entry into our great nation, should they ever care to slum it.
— Matt Chapman (@mchapman415) July 11, 2018
Awwww sweet! Now let's rescue the children your administration separated from their parents & stuck in cages; let's rescue the children in Flint; let's rescue the children in Puerto Rico; let's rescue the children of innocent black men shot dead by police. #BeBetter #BeBest
— Jamie Schler (@lifesafeast) July 10, 2018
Some questioned her ability to care:
She DOES NOT CARE. Love how she paraphrased Hillary at the end, though.
— Not MY Ditka (@DitkasDiva) July 10, 2018
Take a cue and learn what a heart is KELLYANNE.
— Kristina Womp-Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) July 10, 2018
She has no heart. Her poor children. I just can’t imagine either her or Sanders as a mother.
— Irishlass (@Resistnow30) July 10, 2018
People all over the world watched the difficult Thai rescue effort unfold, with anticipation for a happy outcome. Nations from around the globe sent their very best, including divers, qualified experts, and rescue workers, to aid in freeing the boys, who were trapped within the dark, flooded confines of the cave during their 18-day ordeal. One brave volunteer, an ex-navy diver named Saman Gunan, gave his life to the cause while placing oxygen tanks for the children along the cave’s escape route. And billionaire Tesla executive Elon Musk set his people to work on a single-person escape pod.
One person wondered what the second best example of humanity might be for Conway:
What the second best? Separating families? Trying to deny people heath insurance? I wonder…
— Joe Vesic (@JoeVesic) July 10, 2018