At least 50 people died and 53 others were hospitalized after a deadly shooting at Pulse, a gay club there.
Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
The tweet caused a firestorm online, with backlash coming quickly from other famous names both in and outside the political arena.
.@realDonaldTrump You're congratulating yourself because 50 people are dead this morning in a horrific tragedy?— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 12, 2016
Actor George Takei weighed in and shamed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Once again, Donald, you have shown why you cannot lead us. 50 people are dead, and you bask in congratulations. https://t.co/pUN7ceAff7— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 12, 2016
Singer John Legend, who has been critical of Trump, used today's tweet as a reason to call him "truly an awful person."