Donald Trump blames classmates and neighbors for Nikolas Cruz killing 17 and wounding up to 50 in the Florida school mass shooting in Parkland on Wednesday afternoon. As usual, Trump blames the victims, no matter how insensitive and ridiculous.
Trump tweeted: “So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!”
So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018
Um, this from the man whose only gun legislation since he was sworn into office was to make it easier for people with mental illness to purchase guns. It’s a sad commentary that, once again, Donald Trump leads from behind and continues to engage in victim-shaming instead of uniting the country.
By the way, Trump also signed a proclamation honoring the victims of the deadly shooting. That’s after he insulted the victims. There, there, that should fix it. Not.
Reaction on Twitter:
— Andrew Sutherland (@ASutherland1983) February 15, 2018
Same President who pretended to care about Due Process a few days ago. 17 dead and his solution is "call the cops on the mentally ill." https://t.co/lK06ZiSZET
— Danny Inglese (@Danny_Inglese) February 15, 2018
Go to Parkland and fucking say that to the faces of grieving parents and teenagers https://t.co/T4DdpT7A3v
— Jordan Rabinowitz (@JordanRab) February 15, 2018
— Shamal Baby (@STAYFLYENT5) February 15, 2018
LOL @realDonaldTrump trying to avoid the obvious conclusion because #POTUSTrump has been Bought & Paid for by the @NRA: Guns don't Kill People, People with Guns Kill People! #ComplicitGOP with #NRABloodMoney. #VoteThemOut #BlueWave2018 https://t.co/IWRNNnCvx1
— Mark Reina (@Mark_Reina) February 15, 2018