Critics Bash Trump for Brother’s White House Funeral, Mock His Condolence Tweet: ‘You Went Golfing While He Was Dying’

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President Donald Trump’s critics criticized the private White House funeral he held for recently-deceased brother Robert Trump, and mocked Trump’s tweet memorializing his brother.

Following the service, Trump tweeted “Robert, I Love You. Rest In Peace!”

Robert, I Love You. Rest In Peace!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2020

While many people expressed empathy for Trump, there was also a range of other reactions ranging from modest and veiled criticism to more overt hostility and mockery.

News coverage of the funeral noted the rarity of a White House service, that the last funeral held in the People’s House was that of President John F. Kennedy, and that no relative
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