Trump tweets condolences for Texas shooting nine days after it happened
The internet blasted '45' for major Twitter flub
The internet blasted President Donald Trump after he tweeted out a message of condolence to the victims of the Texas shooting nine days after it happened.
“May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
It was a similar message to the one he tweeted hours after the shooting on Nov. 5, in which he wrote, “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.”
Social media users wondered if Trump could have accidentally sent out a draft of his message of condolence from before, while others speculated that he might have meant to send out a condolence to the victims of a mass shooting in northern California that left five people dead on Tuesday.
The gunman in the mass shooting opened fire at an elementary school at Rancho Tehama Reserve and was shot dead by police after the 45-minute rampage. At least 10 people were injured, including a 6-year-old boy.
As the internet pointed out, it’s a sad truth when mass shootings occur with such regularity that a tweet like this, even if made in error, honestly speaks to the stunning consistency of “thoughts and prayers” being offered until the next tragedy strikes, with no progress being made on gun laws in the meantime.
Do you need proof of exactly how deteriorated Trump’s mental state is? Last night he tweeted condolences to Sutherland Springs, Texas when that tragedy happened 10 days ago. Yesterday’s shooting was in Northern California. Exactly how “out of it” is Trump? #25thAmendment pic.twitter.com/PXHkgZztbZ
— Hack (@Monksixtysix) November 15, 2017
OMG. After the mass shooting in California, Trump appears to have either:
1. Cut & pasted an old tweet about the Texas shooting or
2. He literally cannot keep up. https://t.co/5nRgG9pkgn
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 15, 2017
Unless it took 10 days for the FBI and law enforcement to arrive in Sutherland, Trump copied and pasted his condolences from the shooting ten days ago in Texas for yesterday’s shooting in California, but forgot to change the location. pic.twitter.com/EOVqfvTkZt
— Progress Of A Kind (@ProgressOfAKind) November 15, 2017