Eric Trump continued the family legacy of being incredibly tone deaf with a tasteless tweet just two days after the school shooting in Parkland, FL where 17 students died.
Twitter went to town on Eric Trump, calling him out for everything from tactlessness to insensitivity to being a sociopath. Mar-a-Lago is in Palm Beach, FL, not far from Parkland where the shooting took place. The President was scheduled to spend the long weekend at the family resort, but was forced into a change of plans after news of the shooting broke.
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Commentator Ana Navarro had one of the most biting responses to Eric Trump’s tasteless tweet.
An entire community is grieving. 17 people are dead. The first funeral, that of a 14 year-old, is being held today down the road. But yeah, nice view. https://t.co/Iin6xpuYxu
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) February 16, 2018
Nikolas Cruz shot 17 of his classmates with an AR-15 rifle on Valentine’s Day. He could face the death penalty for the crime.
This is the latest in a string of mass shootings – a gun went off in an Los Angeles classroom just last week, a gunman opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, killing over 50 people and injuring nearly 500 last year, a terrorist opened fire on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando almost two years ago.
The public has tired of the ritual Republican call for thoughts and prayers in the wake of these outbreaks of violence and the Democrats’ typically impotent calls for stricter gun control. This time, the survivors of the shooting, high school students, are speaking out and calling explicitly for something tangible to be done about the ease of access to guns in America.
Can the Trump’s hear their pleas over the sound of the chopper taking off?