Twitter Blasts Trump For Making ‘Empty Platitudes’ After Santa Fe School Shooting

Twitter Blasts Trump For Making ‘Empty Platitudes’ After Santa Fe School Shooting

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President Donald Trump made the usual promises to keep students safe on Friday in response to a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas earlier in the day that left ten dead. And Twitter promptly ripped him apart for it.

A gunman walked into Santa Fe High School and began firing rounds at students and teachers. The gunman has been apprehended along with an alleged accomplice. This is the 22nd school shooting in 2018 and while conservatives are already saying that it’s too early to talk about gun control, it’s too late for the victims who died in this tragedy.

Trump was tweeting out a petty attack against the FBI at the time of the shooting, but soon delivered remarks featuring the kind of empty promises that Americans have come to expect from him and the Republican Party.

“My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools, and to keep weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others,” Trump said.

These are the exact kind of platitudes that Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg predicted would come.

Twitter users agreed with Hogg and slammed Trump for being all talk and no action.

Indeed, it looked as though Trump might actually seek meaningful gun control measures after the Parkland shooting. Instead, he abandoned the idea and focused on arming teachers, a non-solution that will not work to stop shootings.

If Trump is serious about “doing everything” in his power to stop school shootings, gun control measures must be his top priority. Of course, we all know Trump won’t do it. The National Rifle Association owns him. And it won’t be long before 22 school shootings become 23 and 24 and 25…

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