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.
Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
Here are just a few of the tweets displaying outrageous outrage over the comments:
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) August 27, 2016
You are truly a POS https://t.co/cyTwxgxwDh
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016
‘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:
I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now. -H https://t.co/SkKglwQycb
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 2, 2015
And other Dems flexing their political muscles while people lay dead from the same attack:
Yo GOP, kinda hard to talk about "keeping people safe" when your peeps are shooting up America.
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) December 2, 2015
"The planned parenthood clinic is only a few blocks away" – MSNBC just now
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 2, 2015
How about Tuscon?
Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin, http://is.gd/knNgl
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) January 8, 2011
Don't just mourn these poor dead children America – get angry and do something to stop these senseless shootings happening.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 14, 2012
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.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) December 2, 2015
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?