Following four murders by a heavily armed gunman in a small northern California town on Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted his sympathies, to the victims of a different mass shooting two weeks earlier.
On November 14, four people were murdered in Corning, California by a gunman whose name has been so far withheld by enforcement authorities. He also attacked Rancho Tehama Elementary school: Though some people were injured there, no students or staff members died.
After news of the attack in Corning broke, Trump tweeted, "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived."
"That was 9 days ago, Slick." tweeted Glenister.
That was 9 days ago, Slick.— Glenister (@Glorious_Din) November 15, 2017
Sutherland Springs had indeed suffered tragedy, on November 5, when Devin Kelley opened fire on a Baptist congregation, killing 26 people and wounding 20 in Texas’ deadliest mass shooting. Nine of the dead were children, including one unborn. The church only reopened this Monday.
As said, the attack in Corning, California happened on November 14.
"You do realize he tweeted the wrong shooting, right?" Amelia replied to a tweeter praising Trump's caring.
You do realize he tweeted about the wrong shooting, right?— Amelia (@RocketsMom22) November 15, 2017
"Omigod. You are referring to a different mass shooting from the one that happened today," tweeted Jean Young.
Omigod. You are referring to a different mass shooting from the one that happened today. pic.twitter.com/QovNEkItFk— Jean Young (@1jean_em) November 15, 2017
After the actual Sutherland Springs shootings, on November 5, Trump had tweeted his sympathies as well: "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan."
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
Sounds strangely familiar.
Reuters contributed to this report
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