The tragic church taking pictures in Texas that left 26 folks useless is a psychological well being problem and never a firearm security one, President Trump mentioned Monday.
The commander-in-chief’s remarks will possible be panned by gun management teams, who’ve blamed the rash of mbad shootings on the entry to badault rifles.
Trump’s remarks on mbad shootings and different nationwide tragedies have been blended since he declared he was working for President in June 2015.
In some mbad shootings, Trump has provided his ideas and prayers whereas in others he’s gloated or known as for quick immigration reform.
Trump says Texas taking pictures is psychological well being problem, not about weapons
Here’s the place Trump has stood on a number of of these situations:
Manhattan truck badault
Trump initially provided normal condolences for his dwelling metropolis after the Oct. 31 badault, however it shortly spiraled right into a political battle.
He shortly known as for terrorist Sayfullo Saipov — who killed eight folks with a rented Home Depot truck in decrease Manhattan — to get the loss of life penalty. Trump even recommended Saipov be shipped to Guantanamo Bay.
Gunman kills at the very least 26 throughout Texas church companies
Trump additionally blamed Saipov’s entry into the U.S. on a diversity-based visa program, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for its creation. He instantly known as for this system to finish, which might require Congress to enact laws to repeal it.
Las Vegas taking pictures
The Trump White House mentioned it was too quickly to speak about politics after 58 folks died in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.
Authorities discovered an arsenal of weapons, a number of fitted with the controversial bump shares, contained in the lodge room the place gunman Stephen Paddock rained terror down on a nighttime live performance.
Texas shooter Devin Kelley court-martialed for home abuse
“There will be certainly time for that policy discussion to take place, but that’s not the place that we’re in,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders mentioned Oct. 2, as she choked up recounting tales of heroism amid the mayhem.
Congressional lawmakers, gun advocates and even the NRA got here into settlement inside days to ban the bump shares. The units are believed to have let Paddock hearth on the crowd at a quicker fee.
Legislation hasn’t been drafted, nonetheless, greater than a month after the badault.
A take a look at different mbad shootings at locations of worship
Trump didn’t weigh in a lot on the Portland practice stabbing, wherein two males had been killed and one other injured, final May.
They’d tried to confront attacker Jeremy Joseph, who authorities say was shouting hate speech at two ladies — one in all whom was sporting a hijab.
Trump didn’t remark for 3 days in regards to the stabbing because it gained nationwide consideration. When he did, it was from his official @POTUS account, which has fewer followers than his @realDonaldTrump private one.
“The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them,” he wrote.
Kansas bar taking pictures
Trump additionally took a number of days to denounce the Feb. 22 Kansas City taking pictures that left one man useless and two extra wounded.
Attacker Adam Purinton was hurling hate speech at two Indian males he thought had been Muslim at a bar. He returned to fatally shoot one in all them, wounding the opposite in addition to a superb Samaritan who tried to intervene.
Trump didn’t personally handle the racially motivated taking pictures for six days, lastly doing so in a speech earlier than a joint session of Congress.
Pulse night time membership taking pictures
Trump weighed in on the June 2016 taking pictures of the Pulse night time membership inside six hours of the in a single day badault.
Gunman Omar Mateen declared his badist to ISIS earlier than cops had been capable of kill him and take management of the LGBT night time membership.
Trump, then a candidate, was condemned for a tone deaf tweet he despatched inside hours of what was then the worst mbad taking pictures in U.S. historical past.
“Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!” he wrote.
San Bernardino workplace taking pictures
Trump tweeted about ballot numbers as information broke in December 2015 couple had attacked an workplace in San Bernardino, Calif., which finally killed 14 folks.
“California shooting looks very bad. Good luck to law enforcement and God bless. This is when our police are so appreciated!” he then tweeted.
When it was revealed that the couple had been radicalized and was appearing in badist of ISIS, Trump upped his rhetoric on the marketing campaign path.
“I would handle it so tough, you don’t want to hear,” he advised a crowd in North Carolina on Dec. four, two days after the badault. He didn’t elaborate on that.
The following day, he recommended the carnage wouldn’t have been so unhealthy if everybody had weapons.
“I really feel very strongly that folks on this nation — and truly the world — want safety,” Trump advised reporters in Iowa earlier than a marketing campaign occasion.
Charleston prayer group taking pictures
Dylann Roof, who’s white, killed 9 black folks attending a prayer group at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17, 2015
The taking pictures occurred simply sooner or later after Trump declared his candidacy from the foyer of his eponymous tower in Manhattan.
Trump tweeted about 16 hours after the taking pictures.
“The tragedy in South Carolina is incomprehensible. My deepest condolences to all,” he wrote.
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