Twitter mocks #TrumpRegrets after Donald Trump tries to say he’s sorry

Source: AP
Source: AP

Donald Trump on Thursday said he "regrets" some of the statements he's made that "may have caused personal pain" — the first such time he's attempted to apologize for the numerous inflammatory comments he's made on the campaign trail.

"Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain," Trump said Thursday night in Charlotte, North Carolina. "Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues."

The Republican presidential nominee did not specifically cite which statements he regrets.

Twitter, however, was not buying Trump's attempt at saying sorry, mocking his words with the hashtag #TrumpRegrets.

Most of the tweets were sarcastic, mocking Trump's opulence and over-the-top persona.

Others used the hashtag to say Trump regrets saying he has regrets.

A handful used images of the "Naked Trump" statues that have popped up across the country.

One clever tweeter used an image of a Naked Trump statue being hauled away by New York City officials, saying Trump regrets "being caught" — a nod to Trump's remark last year when he said Sen. John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured and taken prisoner in Vietnam.  

Some said Trump should regret the existence of the Internet, which will make walking away from his litany of offensive statements about Mexicans, women, Muslims and the disabled near impossible.

While others merely said Trump should regret running for president in the first place, saying his apology attempt was too little, too late.

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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