Today marks the one year anniversary in which an armed man took the lives of 14 students and 3 teachers in Parkland, Florida. The survivors of that attack led the March For Our Lives movement, with massive rallies held across the nation. To honor the anniversary, Trump unleashed a tweet, crediting himself with taking “immediate action” even though nothing has been done to keep children safe in our country’s schools. Well, thoughts and prayers are usually sent but the funny thing about that is that Trump and the GOP refuse to use thoughts and prayers to protect the Sothern border.
“The day after the tragedy in Parkland, I told the Nation that school safety would be a top priority for my Administration,” It wrote, in part. “We took immediate action, committing ourselves to a sacred vow to do everything in our power to ensure that evil does not stalk our children on the playgrounds or in the hallways of our Nation’s schools. Within days, I convened a listening session at the White House, during which young men and women, joined by family and friends, recounted stories of survival and heroic acts of bravery and remembered those lost to senseless violence.”
“Melania and I join all Americans in praying for the continued healing of those in the Parkland community and all communities where lives have been lost to gun violence,” he added.
One year ago today, a horrific act of violence took the lives of 14 students and 3 educators in Parkland, Florida. On this somber anniversary, we honor their memory and recommit to ensuring the safety of all Americans, especially our Nation’s children… https://t.co/MDnSX1BFeW pic.twitter.com/EVAeSwA8oV
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2019
America is almost completely desensitized to gun violence due to the inaction of our elected officials. Twitter users jumped in.
No mention of actually doing anything at all to help keep something like this from happening again. Just more lame, hollow and predictable “thoughts and prayers” language. It’s a damn shame.
— Thom Forr (@2byIV) February 14, 2019
And you have done absolutely nothing!!
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) February 14, 2019
It is not called “school violence.”
— Ryan Knight 🇺🇸 (@ProudResister) February 14, 2019
you’ve done nothing to solve this *real* crisis, aside from pretending that you know how to think and pretending that you know how to pray, so please spare us the insincere platitudes, no one outside of your goofy horde buys one word of it
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 14, 2019
Even God was pissed off.
Your prayers are worthless, empty gestures that are made so that no actual change ever happens.
— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) February 14, 2019
The best way to honor their memory would be to keep your word!https://t.co/eqVtJ8zns8
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) February 14, 2019
Did the NRA say you could post this?
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) February 14, 2019
How about honoring their memory by putting together some sensible gun regulation?
— Countess of Ash (@CountessofAsh) February 14, 2019
— Chilal (@cwyyell) February 14, 2019
It’s not school violence, it’s GUN violence. You can’t even call it what it is because you’re so far up the #NRA’s ass balls deep in Russian money.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) February 14, 2019
One can ALWAYS tell when a tweet was written by Trump’s staff.
— Musenginst (@ruschischgruen) February 14, 2019
Why not honor them by pushing for laws that will save the lives of Americans from gun violence such as universal background checks?!! 30 Americans die every day from gun violence including 5 to 8 children and teens. But you are silent!!!
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 14, 2019
Oh yeah. We heard you. pic.twitter.com/ycui2GhM3j
— Bros4America (@Bros4America) February 14, 2019
It’s almost like you think we forgot that you took $30 million in NRA donations in 2016.
— Barry Schapiro MD (@bschapiroMD) February 14, 2019
The gun violence in the U.S. continues because Trump has done nothing about it.
#SinceParkland, at least 1,200 kids and teens across the U.S. have died by gun—in homicides, domestic violence, and accidental shootings.
— The Trace (@teamtrace) February 12, 2019
It’s appalling that Trump called gun violence “school violence.” It’s a lie he’s using to protect his handlers at the NRA. The Parkland kids are amazing for doing more than the president of the United States about a national crisis.