Doesn’t Donald Trump know that only Democrats are allowed to politicize a tragic gun death?

posted at 12:41 pm on August 29, 2016 by Larry O'Connor

The outrage over Donald Trump’s tweet equating this weekend’s shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin in Chicago with failed policies of the Democratic Party in relation to the crime and violence in African-American communities was loud and unanimous on the Left.

Here are just a few of the tweets displaying outrageous outrage over the comments:

‘Clearly, the message here is one can’t make a political point when commenting on a tragic death in the news.

Except, of course, when a Democrat does it.

Here’s Hillary Clinton reacting to the first reports of the San Bernardino terror attack:

And other Dems flexing their political muscles while people lay dead from the same attack:

How about Tuscon?

Sandy Hook?

And we can go on and on.

But let’s wrap things up with President Obama’s immediate reaction to the terror attacks in San Bernardino. Remember, not only were the bodies still lying in blood and many of them were unidentified when Obama made his remarks to Norah O’Donnell, but the manhunt was still going on for the murderers.

When asked to respond to the breaking story, Obama did not hesitate. His answer to CBS News:

“We don’t know that much yet” about the circumstances in San Bernardino, Mr. Obama said in an exclusive interview Wednesday afternoon with CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell, shortly after the incident occurred.

“The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world,” the president said. “We should never that think this is something that just happens in the ordinary course of events because it doesn’t happen with the same frequency in other countries.”

“There are some steps we could take, not to eliminate every one of these mass shootings, but to improve the odds that they don’t happen as frequently,” he said. That includes “common sense gun safety laws” and “stronger background checks,” as well as making use of the no-fly list, he said.

“For those who are concerned about terrorism, some may be aware of the fact that we have a no-fly list where people can’t get on planes,” Mr. Obama said, “but those same people who we don’t allow to fly could go into a store right now in the United States and buy a firearm, and there’s nothing we can do to stop them. That’s a law that needs to be changed.”

Nothing political about that, right?

 

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