In an incomprehensible act of pure hate and lunacy, a 26-year-old former soldier named Devin Patrick Kelley, who had been dishonorably discharged, opened fire on the congregation in a church in a suburb of San Antonio, Texas called Sutherland Springs.
Before either being shot to death or taking his own life (it has yet to be fully determined), Kelley ended up killing 26 congregants. This is a great tragedy that has left America shaken to its core. Unfortunately, former Democratic President Barack Obama doesn’t seem to feel any empathy for the victims’ families and all others affected by this horrible event.
Instead, Obama predictably decided to take this tragedy and immediately politicize it. Obama has taken on an atypically active role following his presidency, speaking when he should let America’s current elected leaders do the talking.
Via his Twitter account, Obama made this incident all about gun control politics and asking for greater gun restrictions. He started off with a boilerplate message, posting, “We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we’ll stand with the survivors as they recover.” But he then added, “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.”
Showing Obama what a real President acts like during a crisis, President Donald Trump did not qualify his statement with any political message. Posted Trump on Twitter, by contrast, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families in today’s horrible…attack. In dark times, and these are dark times, such as these, Americans do what they do best: they pull together.” Do you think Obama is a sociopath?
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