It seems that Donald Trump forgot that visiting injured highschool students after the devastating shooting in Parkland Florida was supposed to be a time of reflection, a time to mourn, and a time to take action to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again! The thumbs-up photo shows just how clueless Trump was!
“answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness; we must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life…”
was so contrary to the Trump we have come to know, that “astonishment” was the predictable response of anyone listening.
Trump’s visit to the hospital following the Parkland shooting was a quick stop before partying at his Mar a lago retreat.
In case that wasn’t offensive enough, he then tweeted an attack on the FBI, suggesting that they were unduly focused on the Russian interference in the 2016 election and that was the reason for their failure to stop this tragic attack.
Even the high school students who survived and lost classmates were outraged at the President’s response. They commented:
“17 of my classmates are gone. That’s 17 futures, 17 children, and 17 friends stolen. But you’re right, it always has to be about you. How silly of me to forget. #neveragain”
“…my friends were brutally murdered and you have the nerve to make this about Russia. I can not believe this” “Oh my god.
17 OF MY CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS ARE GONE AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO MAKE THIS ABOUT RUSSIA???!! HAVE A DAMN HEART. You can keep all of your fake and meaningless ‘thoughts and prayers’.”
You’re the President,” one student said. “You’re supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us. How dare you? Children are dying, and their blood is on your hands because of that. Please take action. Stop going on vacation in Mar-a-Lago. Take action. Work with Congress. Your party controls both the House and Senate. Take action, get some bills passed, and for God’s sake, let’s save some lives.”
Even hospital photos convey the demeanor of the President and Melania. They forgot they were supposed to be sad. They forgot they were supposed to be recognizing a horrible tragedy instead of celebrating a great excuse to go to Mar a lago a day early.
Donald and Melania appeared to be happier at the hospital visiting children shot in the massacre than at the inauguration.