"To the President… if you are against us, then that means you are signing our death certificates."
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) February 19, 2018
Last week 17 human beings were gunned down in cold blood at Parkland highschool in Florida.
The mass shooting is already considered one of the most horrific losses of life in American history.
The massacre became a flash point in the ongoing national debate on gun control, with members of Congress and the President of the United States lobbying for different sides of the discussion.
Lost in all the sensational commentary was the fact that children had been murdered, and after awhile, all of the political tit for tat became disrespectful to the victims.
This is a tragedy, not an opportunity to establish political purchase.
There IS collusion, you clown. Get your head out of your ass & do something about what happened AT MY SCHOOL. This is the REAL NEWS. You came to Florida & didn’t talk to me, my students or my coworkers. You had a photo op & played golf. YOU are a disgrace to MY country. https://t.co/INB9sN3A52
— Sarah Lerner, CJE (@mrs_lerner) February 18, 2018
Donald J. Trump could not resist the chance to distract the country from his own legal problems, publishing a tweet that has drawn the ire of survivors of the assault, and just about everyone who read it.
During his Presidency, Trump has made a habit of using death and suffering as a means to make a political point.
The London terrorist attack, Charlottesville, and now the Parkland shooting.
This latest incident however has blown up in his face, the survivors of the shooting has come out in full force against the President, and destroyed any political captial he was attempting to establish.
So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018
First Trump blamed the victims(and the survivors) by claiming that none of them did anything to prevent the shooting, than Sunday morning, Mr. Trump uses the death of 17 innnocent people to discredit the team of investigators that are inching closer to his doorstep.
Trump behavior indicates a complete lack of empathy, he actually attempted to make the assault about him, and his crusade to denigrate career law enforcement officers.
The controversial tweet has alienated Trump on both sides of the aisle, and instigated yet another firestorm that he has zero control over.