President Trump on Tuesday morning addressed former President Obama’s statement about the mass shootings last weekend, tweeting a quote from “Fox & Friends” co-anchor Brian Kilmeade criticizing the former president’s response to mass shootings during his presidency.
Trump tweeted the quote shortly after Kilmeade expressed dismay with Obama’s statements regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend that left at least 32 people dead. The former President said that Americans should “reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred and normalizes racist sentiment” in a statement that appeared to be a less than subtle jab at President Trump.”
“I’m just wondering did [George W. Bush] ever condemn President Obama after Sandy Hook?” Kilmeade asked, referring to a 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.’ 17 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,” Kilmeade continued.
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