In the wake of a series of mass shootings in our nation, former President Barack Obama released a lengthy statement showing how a real, respectable president should react to such a tragedy. Without mentioning Donald by name, Obama called on Americans to reject leaders who feed “a climate of fear and hatred.”
“We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred and normalizes racist sentiment,” Barack’s statement read as Democratic lawmakers fight for stricter gun regulations. “Leaders who demonize those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people.”
And, of course, this rubbed Donald Trump, whose pettiness knows no bounds and whose presidency was secured by funding from the NRA, the wrong way — leading to a less than presidential or even mature response from the man that runs our country.
Trump responded to Obama’s statement by tweeting out a quote from none other than Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade in which Kilmeade criticized the former president’s statement.
“I’m just wondering did [George W. Bush] ever condemn President Obama after Sandy Hook?” Kilmeade questioned during the segment, referencing the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. “[Obama] had 32 mass shootings of four or more during his reign. Not many people said, ‘wow President Obama is out of control.’ Seventeen so far for President Trump. It’s way too high.”
“But I have news for you. Mass shootings were happening before the president thought about even running for president of the United States,” the Fox co-host continued.
And it seems that Donald didn’t think he could say it any better if he said it himself. So, he tweeted out the exact quote:
“Did George Bush ever condemn President Obama after Sandy Hook. President Obama had 32 mass shootings during his reign. Not many people said Obama is out of Control. Mass shootings were happening before the President even thought about running for Pres.” @kilmeade @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2019
Suffice it to say, Twitter had plenty of responses of their own:
President Obama never mentioned you by name. He said:
“We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments.”
Oh, I guess that is you, after all.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 6, 2019
You’ve had 250 already this year
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) August 6, 2019
No one said #Obama was “out of control” because he wasn’t out of control. He wasn’t a shameless, blatant despicable racist sociopath like you. He wasn’t someone who divided. He didn’t incite hate and violence. He didn’t support bigots , white supremacists and Nazis. #Trump
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) August 6, 2019
Obama’s words didn’t encourage Sandy Hook, whereas your words and actions directly incite these racist killers – just like Cesar Sayoc admitted yesterday. So go F yourself Racist McRacistpants.
— YeOldeHistoryTeacher (@cliffb714) August 6, 2019
— Cough! (@GreenJelly2012) August 6, 2019
Because the only leadership you offer is thoughts and prayers you incompetent buffoon. The previous administration wanted and tried to take action. But was rebuffed by YOUR party. This is your moment. We’ll sit and watch you fail us yet again.
— Lance Eldert (@lancecrafted) August 6, 2019
Dear Donnie Deferment,
Get one of your staff members to teach you how to use You Tube. Then go look at Obama addressing the families after New Town. THAT’S how a President should act.
— If Dirt Were Dollars (@ScreamingLiner2) August 6, 2019
I’d venture to say that Donald is big mad right about now over not being able to block people on Twitter anymore.
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