Trump Is Being Hammered Online For Tweeting Condolences About The Wrong Mass Shooting
People online are blasting President Donald Trump after he appeared to offer his condolences on Twitter about the wrong mass shooting.
Trump tweeted about the wrong mass shooting late Tuesday after a gunman launched a gun rampage in California and killed at least four people before trying to enter an elementary school.
“May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Sutherland Springs is a village in Texas where ten days earlier a gunman had killed 26 people at a church. He had tweeted a similar message after the November 5 attack.
“May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan,” he wrote at the time.
Social media users accused him of copying and pasting the message and using it as a template for mass shootings.
“Jesus, he copy pasted his response to a mass shooting and forgot to change the location. What a clown,” one user wrote in response.
British presenter Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter: “At least get your mass shootings right, Mr President. This was last week. The new one is in California.”
One user tweeted: “This shooting took place ten days ago. Ten.”
Another wrote: “Today the president of the United States couldn’t remember and didn’t even bother to check where the country’s most recent mass shooting took place.”
Here’s Trump tweet and some of the responses below:
Did u just copy & paste this & forget to change the city?
— Name cannot be blank (@cadillaccannon) November 15, 2017
— kim (@hopewell711) November 15, 2017
The President of the United States is tweeting at midnight about the wrong mass shooting and it's like the 500th most insane Trump story of the week.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 15, 2017
No way. I thought people were joking. Donald Trump actually did tweet about the wrong mass shooting. Good lord. I know he's not the brightest, but it's wild we have such a big issue that POTUS can mix up the tragedies. pic.twitter.com/ec9ho0gUsJ
— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 15, 2017
Trump just tweeted again about the church shooting in Sutherland Springs. The 1st tweet was the day of the event, 9 days ago. Is this his shooting tweet template? He forgot to change the location to today's shooting: California. pic.twitter.com/IToC7UXkyP
— Shannon Ritenour (@ShannonRitenour) November 15, 2017
You are the worst. The shooting today was in Northern California. I hope that the FBI and law enforcement arrived in Texas earlier than today
— M Sherrill (@m_sherrill) November 15, 2017