Jeff Sessions’ Speech on Florida School Shooting Is a Nonsensical Symphony of Racist Dog Whistles

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a genius when it comes to playing the racist dog whistle. During a speech Thursday at a sheriffs’ convention in Washington, D.C., Sessions found a way to bring up criminal records and gang violence while addressing Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people.

I Listened to Trump Pretend He Cares About School Shootings so You Don’t Have To

Donald Trump doesn’t care about school shootings. When the press and public demand that the president address issues that he clearly doesn’t care about, it only makes the problem worse—like a teacher squeezing an insincere apology out of a bully who’s just going to hit you again the moment she leaves the room.