Unlike the man who is currently president of the United States, former President Barack Obama wrote a letter to the parents of 35-year-old Michael Schulman, a teacher who died in the Parkland shooting trying to protect his students.
According to New York Magazine, Michael Schulman and Linda Beigel Schulman received the handwritten letter earlier this month.
“Your son seemed like an extraordinary young man, and Michelle and I grieve alongside you,” said the letter. “We can only imagine the hardship you are going through; hopefully all the wonderful memories can help ease the pain. We’ll get the details about your fund in his honor. In the meantime, you are in our thoughts and prayers.”
When asked if they’d received the same treatment from Donald Trump, Linda confirmed that they hadn’t.
“I received no correspondence whatsoever. I received nothing from the White House,” she said. “I got a beautiful letter from Marco Rubio. I’ve gotten letters from other congressmen. But no, nothing from the president.”
The point she went on to make perfectly illustrates how much the presidency has been lowered: “I think he should’ve reached out. Am I disappointed? No. Because I didn’t expect it. I have realistic expectations.”