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READ: Donald Trump Says of Notre Dame Fire: ‘Perhaps Flying Water Tankers Could Be Used to Put it Out. Must Act Quickly!’

Not the time.
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The historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris became engulfed in flames Monday evening as the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics begin celebrating Easter week.

Construction began in 1163 and took almost two centuries to complete. Nearly 900 years of history crumbled before the world’s eyes in mere seconds. Twelve million tourists visit the medieval church every year.

So when President Donald Trump felt the need to chime in, tweeting that firefighters should employ “flying water tankers” to quench the blaze, Twitter was having none of it.

The internet responded: STFU.

Trump demonstrated his fire expertise last fall when he suggested that a lack of raking causes forest fires.

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