Trump Mocked After Tweeting About The Wrong Mass Shooting

Twitter is reacting today after Trump tweets condolences about the wrong mass shooting. In fact, it would appear that Trump did a bad cut-and-paste job, forgetting to change the location of the latest mass shooting.



Tuesday evening, Trump tweeted: “May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived.”

“However,” as The Telegraph reports, “this tweet appears to refer to the church shooting which occurred last week — as news broke that multiple people were shot in California as a gunman opened fire on multiple locations, including a school.”

CNN published the following information on the California shooting:

A gunman killed four people in a remote Northern California community on Tuesday morning, but a much bigger death toll was averted when the killer was unable to break into an elementary school….

The shooter, who was killed by police at another site, rammed a stolen pickup through the school’s locked gate, walked into the schoolyard, and fired his rifle through windows and walls.



The New York Daily News reported that:

The tweet closely mirrored the one Trump wrote hours after the shooting on Nov. 5, which read, “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.”

Twitter users questioned the timing of the tweet and wondered if Trump accidentally sent out a saved draft.

Others, such as The Telegraph, speculated that it was the result of a bad cut-and-paste job by Trump regarding the deadly incident at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 25 people and an unborn child were killed on November 5, 2017.

Twitter was quick to respond, with Piers Morgan tweeting: “At least get your mass shootings right, Mr President. This was last week. The new one is in California.”

Feminist blogger Melissa McEwan tweeted: “The fact that the U.S. president can’t even keep track of all the mass shootings is a fairly compelling argument for gun reform.”

Shannon Coulter, the co-founder of #GrabYourWallet, had the following to say: “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.”

A few other notable tweets include the following:

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