‘School Shootings get a Thumbs Up’: Twitter Blasts Trump for Tone Deaf Florida Photo-Op

 
 

“Like He’s at the Grand Opening of a Car Lot”

Donald Trump left Washington D.C. on Friday to visit victims of the country’s latest mass shooting in Florida, although he wasn’t wanted, resulting in a new header photo for the president's Twitter account.

After the president told reporters  that he saw some of those injured by a 19-year old gunman who killed 17 people and wounded 14 others on Wednesday, he praised doctors, law enforcement officials and first responders.

Trump subsequently ignored a reporter asking about the nation’s gun laws, but soon weighed in on his tone deaf visit via Twitter:

“Our entire Nation, w/one heavy heart, continues to pray for the victims & their families in Parkland, FL,” the president (or an aide) tweeted. “To teachers, law enforcement, first responders & medical professionals who responded so bravely in the face of danger: We THANK YOU for your courage!https://instagram.com/p/BfSO1z6gpaB/

Twitter users quickly offered their take: