Donald Trump was slammed on Twitter after he tweeted condolences about the wrong mass shooting on Tuesday night.

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Did Trump just tweet about the wrong mass shooting?

People accused him of copy and pasting and old tweet.

 

Andrew Wyrich

Tech

Published Nov 15, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:06 am CDT

President Donald Trump began his return from a 12-day trip to Asia by apparently tweeting about the wrong mass shooting.

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

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Donald Trump sent out a tweet on Tuesday night about the Sutherland Spring shooting last week. A separate mass shooting occured on Tuesday, and many believe he copy and pasted an old tweet and mistakenly put the wrong location.
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Trump’s tweet on Tuesday night should sound familiar. On Nov. 5, Trump tweeted nearly the same thing about the shooting in Texas, where a gunman killed 26 people at a church.

“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,” the president tweeted last week.

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Wednesday’s errant tweet disappeared from Trump’s timeline shortly before 9am ET, but the president had not posted any statements or corrections about it. The White House did not respond to a request for comment by the Daily Dot about whether Trump mistakenly tweeted about Sutherland Springs instead of the shooting in California.

It’s possible that a draft tweet could have been inadvertently sent out, given the similarities between the Nov. 5 tweet and the one sent on Tuesday night. However, people on social media accused Trump of copying and pasting his heartfelt condolences, given the similarity between the tweet on Nov. 5 and the one sent out on Tuesday night.

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Update 8:07am CT, Nov. 15: Trump’s tweet has been deleted.

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2017, 7:23 am CST