Eric Trump, one of President Donald Trump’s three sons, was criticized on Twitter on Wednesday night for celebrating the stock market’s performance on the same day U.S. deaths from the coronavirus reached 100,000.
After the Dow jumped by 2.21% on Wednesday, Trump ― who runs the family business with his older brother, Don Jr. ― tweeted about the “great day”:
Given the mounting death toll, his message did not go over well:
Not a great day for the 100,000 Americans who died of coronavirus pic.twitter.com/pJk7FVW1ts— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) May 28, 2020
100,000 Americans have died. If your father had been a leader of conscience & called for social distancing 2 weeks sooner, with a coordinated national plan, 84,000 of those people might still be alive.— Joseph Robertson (@poet_economist) May 28, 2020
Not a GREAT DAY for the 100,000 DEAD AMERICANS!! (How is every member of this family so utterly awful?) https://t.co/xKqtixwX80— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) May 27, 2020
100,000 dead. 36,000,000 unemployed. Ongoing horror for black and native Americans. But, sure, great day for the Dow and, apparently, for this guy. https://t.co/Nkjx13rur2— Mona Nicoara (@monanicoara) May 28, 2020
100,000 people confirmed dead from Covid-19 today.— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) May 28, 2020
But it's a "GREAT DAY for the DOW".
Eric Trump, like his dad, is a sociopath. https://t.co/lOKsKCSFyR
I’ll get my Ouija board and tell the 100,000 dead Americans.— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) May 28, 2020
Only a Trump would be tweeting about today being a "great day for the Dow" while our death toll from COVID-19 hits 100,000. My God, there isn't a conscience in the whole Trump horde. How utterly disgusting you are, @EricTrump. https://t.co/7UJEQ1S2ok— marsha kelly (@stpaulgal49) May 28, 2020
This kid knows how to read a room. https://t.co/eYzDJw3rlm— Scott Linnen (@ScottLinnen) May 28, 2020
Less great for the +100,000 Americans who’ve died thanks to your dad’s gross incompetence.— Derek Johnson (@derekjGZ) May 28, 2020
Protip: Don't take stock advice from this man. pic.twitter.com/4tRqx8ENUw— Morten Øverbye (@morten) May 28, 2020
The tone deafness is deafening— Drain The Trumps 🇺🇸 (@DrainTheTrumps) May 27, 2020
Any other milestones today?— Guy Endore-Kaiser (@GuyEndoreKaiser) May 27, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.