Trump’s response to Parkland shooting: Blame the kids


In a week in which the president sided with men accused of sexual harassment and domestic abuse, Donald Trump still managed to hit a new low in victim blaming Thursday morning whenhe called out the students at Stoneman Douglas High School for not reporting the former student who killed 17 people yesterday.

(The tweet was threaded with a tweet from yesterday about DACA, which may have been an accident.)

Trump’s decision to place the onus to stop shootings on the citizens who were just terrorized—and not say, the weapons involved in the massacre—did not sit well with many.

Despite talking about warning signs of mental illness, almost immediately after he took office, Trump signed into law a bill rolling back Obama-era regulations aimed at making it harder for those receiving government assistance for mental health problems to get guns.

David Covucci

David Covucci

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