‘You’re Useless’: The Internet Responds To Trump’s Condolences After White Man Shoots Five Deputies And Two Civilians
President Trump on Sunday tweeted his condolences to the victims of a shooting in Colorado that left one sheriff’s deputy dead.
One police officer was killed and four others were injured when a suspect opened fire on deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Two civilians were also shot, according to authorities.
The suspect, identified only as a “white male”, is believed to be dead and “no longer a threat.”
The Sheriff’s Office had initially said that there were “multiple deputies down.”
Douglas County Sheriff Joe Pelle’s son, Jeff, was among those injured in the incident. The sheriff said his son, who is a deputy, is “in good spirits considering the gravity and severity of what occurred earlier this morning.”
Statement from Sheriff Pelle (Part 1 of 4):
“Earlier this morning, our son, Douglas County sheriff’s deputy, Jeff Pelle, was shot during the Copper Canyon shooting. Jeff underwent surgery as a result of his injuries, and is recovering. #CopperCanyonOIS
— Cmdr Mike Wagner (@CmdrMikeWagner) December 31, 2017
The slain deputy has not been identified.
Trump’s tweet was met with negative responses for not acknowledging the need for stricter gun control in the wake of yet another senseless act of gun violence.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017
This is another example of why we need stricter gun laws.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) December 31, 2017
Did anyone suggest GUN CONTROL???????
— David Of York (@Davecarr86) December 31, 2017
15000 dead from guns in US. Less that 20 dead in France and UK combined from guns. Tell us again how wrong we've got it.
— Johnpaul Quinlan (@Gnomosapien) December 31, 2017
So many condolences, thoughts and prayers being sent to families and victims over the years because of gun violence you'd think there would be a change in gun laws yet still nothing is done. It's the same as apologising for something and then doing then same thing again.
— Lara Hindhaugh (@HindyoftheHow) December 31, 2017
— Venus 💫👁️👁️🕴️🗣️👥👥👥👥 #HEARD (@Venus06426144) December 31, 2017
And yet, not a word about protecting law enforcement, the police you claim to love. Not to mention the FBI which you're trying to destroy. You don't know the meaning of "love". #guncontrol #domesticviolence
— BlackeyedSusan (@chesscat48) December 31, 2017
You bragged about how you improved 2nd Amendment rights. Do you own this? Do you own the Las Vegas Massacre?
— Lynn (@Moonlitelynn) December 31, 2017
By allowing private citizens to buy any gun to automatics you are forcing our Police and others dedicated to protecting the rest of us, to enter higher percentage and occurrences of potential deadly encounters. You are helping them, instead you are ordering the Deaths.
— Ezereth Jenkins (@ezereth_jenkins) December 31, 2017
So we need more guns! Damn it! Your thoughts and prayers are useless like you are useless a president.
— thadphole (@thadphole) December 31, 2017