That we have had mass shooting after mass shooting after horrific mass shooting in this country is already unconscionable and unforgivable in a country that touts itself as a leading power. When your president sends what appears to be a generic tweet about the latest assault on American lives? Well, that just adds infuriating insult to a grave and serious injury.
“May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived,” Trump tweeted from his personal Twitter on Tuesday night.
Here’s the thing, though: The tragedy at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, which left 26 dead, occurred Nov. 5, when Trump’s account tweeted out a similar response in the aftermath.
So either Trump was doubling down on his condolences (I guess?), or he meant to tweet about the mass shooting Tuesday in Northern California that left at least five dead.
That gunman went on a violent rampage that began at home and spanned seven locations, including a local elementary school in Tehama County.
As of Wednesday around 7:50 a.m. EST, Tuesday’s tweet remained online, but people were already drawing their own conclusions. Needless to say, the backlash was swift and biting, with many expressing outrage.
If this is not a sign of how much work needs to be done in this country, especially regarding mass shootings, I don’t know what is.