It’s clear that social media isn’t a tool for the totally incompetent to use. While the world is in awe of the deadly shooting in Florida, the President found it necessary to add insult to to injury by tweeting and essentially blaming the classmates of Nikolas Cruz for the shooting.
The fact of the matter is Cruz had been expelled from the high school for his erratic behavior and had been reported to authorities. This shooting was a cowardly act of revenge by a person who should never have had access to any type of weapon.
So the President has spoken before he actually thought about his words. So what else is new!!
EarHustle411 sends our thoughts and prayers to the families in Parkland, FL.
Read more as reported by Mic:
President Donald Trump on Thursday seemingly blamed the classmates and neighbors of 19-year-old suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz for the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, saying they should have reported Cruz to the authorities.
“So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior,” Trump tweeted, inexplicably threading the message to a two-day-old tweet about immigration reform. “Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!”
The problem? Cruz had been reported to the authorities — multiple times.
The police had been called to Cruz’s home multiple times, BuzzFeed reported.
The FBI also received a tip about Cruz after he posted a comment about becoming a “professional school shooter” on a YouTube video, according to BuzzFeed.
Even more, Trump signed legislation last year that would make it easier for the mentally ill — as he described Cruz — to buy guns.
Not mentioned in Trump’s tweet was the fact that Cruz was able to get his hands on an AR-15-style weapon and multiple magazines of ammunition, allowing him to kill at least 17 — a toll that could rise as multiple others are hospitalized.