Trump Responded To Obama’s Statement On Mass Shootings

The difference between a real president and a national joke.

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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:

Suffice it to say, Twitter had plenty of responses of their own:

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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