Donald Trump has twice commented on the mass shooting that took place Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Unfortunately, those comments fell short of what America has been used to the last eight years, and that wasn’t nearly as noticeable until we got a taste of what we are missing.
During the Sunday sermon in a small Baptist church in a town near San Antonio, a man dressed in black tactical gear stormed through the doors and opened fire, randomly aiming at any and every moving object he saw. The man’s motives are unknown.
Trump was tweeting about the incident shortly after it occurred, and his performance was ridiculously lame:
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
Hours after that tweet was posted, Trump went on national television to discuss the shooting, and there was just one thing noticeably missing from his speech below:
— CNN (@CNN) November 6, 2017
Out of the entire first family, President Obama is the only one to call for gun control.
A gunman opened fire on a Sunday church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas. 26 people were killed. pic.twitter.com/meAbBO5liH
— AJ+ (@ajplus) November 6, 2017
President Obama has been watching the coverage like the rest of the world, but unlike Trump, his heart is truly breaking for the victims of today’s terrorist attack. Obama released a double Twitter message shortly after Trump’s television stunt aired, and left Americans wanting more.
May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 6, 2017
We miss you, President Obama.
Twitter users miss Obama too; their comments on this post were full of love and admiration with a few Trump nuts sprinkled through. We saved the best of them for you below: