In a well-meaning gesture that was probably meant to sooth anger over his racist rhetoric, presidential hopeful Donald Trump congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama for killing 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Mr. Trump, who was roasted by Obama at the White House Correspondents’ dinner, took to his Twitter page last night and tweeted:

I want to personally congratulate President Obama and the men women of the Armed Forces for a job very well done. I am so proud to see Americans standing shoulder to shoulder, waving the American flag in celebration of this great victory.

We should spend the next several days not debating party politics, but in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those fighting for our freedom. God Bless America.