We all make mistakes. But when you're the President of the United States and you mix up your mass shootings in your "thoughts and prayers" tweet, well, it's going to be written about. Because it's insane! Yesterday, five people were left dead after a mass shooting in Northern California. It is a tragedy on an unspeakable level, and the president should have made a public statement about it. The problem is that when he tried to, he mentioned Sutherland Springs, Texas, the location of the last major mass shooting. So many shootings, ya know, just can't keep 'em straight!
This is the world we live in.
Though the tweet is now deleted, many obviously took screenshots once they realized what had happened.
The Texas mass shooting was 9 days ago, champ. Today’s was in California. But thanks for proving there are too many… https://t.co/7aP8CXuV2c— shauna (@shauna)1510728091.0
Now, Trump has been traveling in Asia, he probably has his time zones mixed up, sure. But he also has so many people around him who should have been able to prevent him from clearly copying and pasting a tweet from a different mass shooting.
@realDonaldTrump Did u just copy & paste this & forget to change the city?— Bring on the Chiefs! (@Bring on the Chiefs!)1510721646.0
Some people didn't even believe that Trump really did what he did. But to be honest, that's a pretty familiar feeling these days.The tweet was up for about eight hours before it was taken down. Eight hours! For the equivalent of one whole standard workday, Trump's egregious mistake lingered on Twitter, flapping in the wind as if to say, "Ah, who even knows anymore? People who die in mass shootings are all the same. Not worth mentioning enough that those dang liberals suggest regulating our guns again!"
The fact that this could have even happened indicates how bad the problem has become.
@realDonaldTrump Jesus H. Tap-dancing Christ, did you just copy/paste without updating? Is that how routine this ha… https://t.co/CGF4huu91Q— Tennesseine (@Tennesseine)1510722584.0
Of course, as crazy as tweeting about the wrong mass shooting is, it's not even the craziest thing that's happened this week when it comes to Donald Trump.
The President of the United States is tweeting at midnight about the wrong mass shooting and it's like the 500th mo… https://t.co/91MmOQc9yW— Matt McDermott (@Matt McDermott)1510723856.0