An author turned Ohio Republican Senate candidate asked Twitter to reinstate former President Trump so he can comment on Alec Baldwin as the actor contents with the aftermath of a tragic on-set shooting death.
In a widely panned viral post, “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance tagged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
“Dear @jack let Trump back on,” Vance tweeted Friday. “We need Alec Baldwin tweets.”
Baldwin, who famously impersonated Trump on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” inadvertently shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, on the set of his film “Rust” in New Mexico on Thursday.
The “devastated” 63-year-old Long Island native also injured director, Joel Souza, 48, when his his prop weapon discharged.
Backlash to Vance’s tactless tweet was swift.
“Someone died, you a–hole,” Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, Vance’s potential Democratic opponent, wrote.
“You are the inversion of the values of Jesus Christ,” actor Bradley Whitford replied. Vance’s bio says he is Christian.