In today’s installment of Trump’s Tone Deafness, he plays the world’s worst party game. After taking a day off from golfing out of respect for the 17 victims of the Parkland, FL high school shooting, Trump ran downstairs like a little kid in stocking feet to schmooze with guests at a Mar-a-Lago disco party.
Reportedly, he polled guests on whether or not he should consider taking up gun control measures in the wake of the shooting.
He also seems to have bandied about the names of the survivors, teenagers whose emotional statements he’d been closely watching on TV all day. Given Trump’s track record, it’s unsettling to hear he’s closely watching teens for any reason at all. But add to it that he was tossing out “gun control” as idle party small talk and it gets that much more disgusting.
Trump also talked with Paul Ryan about it, which doesn’t inspire hope for the cause.
The President hasn’t put together a coherent sentence in response to the shooting and instead chose to respond with a rabid tweet storm, casting blame in all directions and taking no responsibility himself.