Florida Shooting Victim Calls Trump A ‘Piece Of Sh*t’ After Condolence Message
President Donald Trump was labelled a ‘f*cking piece of sh*t’ on Twitter by someone who is thought to have been a student at the Florida school shooting which killed 17 students.
Donald Trump’s message of condolence on Twitter fell on deaf ears after the incident yesterday February 14.
Trump offered his ‘prayers and condolences’ to the families of the dead, but the alleged student, among others, were not accepting of either.
My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.
The user who replied, who is known simply online as Sarah, quoted Trump’s tweet in her reply to the president.
I don’t want your condolences you f*cking price [sic] of sh*t, my friends and teachers were shot. Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead.
Do something instead of sending prayers. Prayers won’t fix this. But Gun control will prevent it from happening again.
At time of writing the tweet has been retweeted 132,000 times, and liked by over 316,000 people.
President Trump’s tweeted response to the Florida school shooting bears an eerily familiar self-centred response he gave to the Las Vegas mass shooting in October.
Following the Las Vegas massacre which took 58 innocent lives, Trump tweeted:
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!
There has been an outpouring of support for Sarah, who called the incident the ‘worst day of my life’.
Today has been the worst day of my life. I’ve been crying helplessly for hours. Thank you to everyone for your support. I’m going to try to sleep now.
The suspected gunman has been arrested, and has been identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz – he has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
Cruz was apprehended by local police following a short manhunt after the attack on the Marjory Stonemen Douglas high School in Parkland.
According to reports, 12 of the students who died had been killed in the school building, another two died just outside the premises and another in the street.
Two others are believed to have died in hospital, according to The Independent.
Cruz, who was recently expelled from the school and was enrolled in another school in the same district, was said to have ‘countless magazines’ and at least one AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, reports the Los Angeles Times. The same gun was one of many used by Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas.
Helicopter footage from the scene, which had been circulating around American media outlets, showed a man, believed to be Cruz, in a red shirt, surrounded by police officers while in handcuffs.
Broward School District Superintendent, Robert Runcie, confirmed there’ve been ‘numerous fatalities’ in a brief press statement, saying:
There are numerous fatalities. It’s a horrific situation. It’s just a horrible day for us. We have no evidence at this point there was more than one shooter.
It’s a day you pray every day you never have to see. We didn’t have any phone calls or threats that we know of that were made.
We cannot live in a world built on fear, we have do what we can to provide the greatest safety measures for our kids.
Mental health issues in this country are growing and it’s certainly something that needs to be addressed in our school system.
The school shooting is now the eighteenth such shooting to take place in a US school this year.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy.