The internet chided President Donald Trump Tuesday night after he (or someone on his staff) apparently tweeted condolences to the victims of the wrong mass shooting.
On Tuesday night, the president posted this message to his twitter account: "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived."
The since-deleted tweet came hours after a gunman in Rancho Tehama, a small town in Northern California, killed 4 people and injured several others—including children—and nine days after the mass shooting inside of a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
On November 5, the day of the church shooting, Trump sent out a similar tweet of condolences to the victims in Sutherland Springs.
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
Whether or not Trump meant to comment on the shooting in Tehama County, is unclear, but that didn't stop the internet from slamming him.
Did u just copy & paste this & forget to change the city?— Name cannot be blank (@cadillaccannon) November 15, 2017
The President of the United States is tweeting at midnight about the wrong mass shooting and it's like the 500th most insane Trump story of the week.— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 15, 2017
Trump just tweeted again about the church shooting in Sutherland Springs. The 1st tweet was the day of the event, 9 days ago. Is this his shooting tweet template? He forgot to change the location to today's shooting: California. pic.twitter.com/IToC7UXkyP— Shannon Ritenour (@ShannonRitenour) November 15, 2017
This tweet was sent 2 hours ago.
The shooting in Sutherland Springs happened on November 5th, which was 9 days ago.
I hope the FBI and law enforcement didn’t take that long to arrive. https://t.co/8bYtCg0iuO— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) November 15, 2017