Trump showed his intention to do nothing as more students died at school today, by putting out a weak and pathetic tweet in response to the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas saying only that the shooting doesn’t look good.
School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
CNN is reporting multiple fatalities at Santa Fe High School:
Another day, more innocent children lose their lives as multiple fatalities in Santa Fe, Texas high school shooting. pic.twitter.com/F3ryeg4gos
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 18, 2018
America needs a president, not a cable news watching tweeter
Trump’s tweet wasn’t a presidential statement. It was a reaction to what he was watching on cable news. Instead of leading the nation as children die in their own schools, Trump is plopped down in front of his television, watching the news coverage, and commenting on it. This is not presidential leadership. The Executive Branch of the United States government has been abandoned and replaced by a graft machine that is only interesting in skimming as much money off of the top of the treasury before they get caught.
Of course, the shooting doesn’t “look good.” Children are dead, and their blood is on the hands of Donald Trump and every other lawmaker who keep their heads in the sand while accepting checks from the NRA.
Trump is supposed to be the president, but instead, America is facing a crisis and stuck with a passive cable news junkie who would rather be playing golf.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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