After Orlando massacre, Donald Trump takes to Twitter to 'appreciate' congratulations

Technically Incorrect: Of all the messages tweeted by major figures after 50 people were killed in Orlando, none was like that of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

Trump's tweet.

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Reacting to the horrific terrorist massacre of 50 people in an Orlando gay club, major figures expressed their grief on Twitter.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush tweeted: "Praying for the victims, their families and Florida in the wake of this horrific massacre and act of terrorism."

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio called for practical help: "If you live in Central Florida, blood donations are needed after mass shooting at #PulseNightClub."

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered: "Our hearts go out to the victims of the unspeakable tragedy in #Orlando, their families and all who grieve with them."

Hillary Clinton, in a tweet she wrote personally, said: "Woke up to hear the devastating news from FL. As we wait for more information, my thoughts are with those affected by this horrific act."

This was a theme followed by presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump. Until it wasn't.

"Horrific incident in FL," he tweeted. "Praying for all the victims & their families. When will this stop? When will we get tough, smart & vigilant?"

Those prayers were interrupted by another tweet: "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!"

Some might think it isn't smart to speak of congratulations when so many bodies lie on the floor and phones still ring with loved ones desperate for word.

For Trump, though, the instant loudhailer of Twitter is there to proclaim that he was supposedly right.

The New York Times reports that there's no clear indication that the the man responsible, Omar Mateen, had radical terrorist connections.

Trump's tweet incited virulent reaction. For example this from Adam Mordecai: "FYI: turning worst mass shooting in US history into a Trump humble brag isn't smart. It's childish, arrogant, thoughtless."

Many however, supported Trump's instant message. 18,000 retweeted it. 43,000 "liked" it.