On Twitter, President Donald Trump appeared to have confused yesterday's mass shooting in rural Rancho Tehama, California with last week's mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. It appears that Trump may have copied his response from the Sutherland mass shooting to use again for the Rancho Tehama shooting.
It looks like the a copy/paste job. Look at the first sentence.
Sutherland Springs Tweet:
Rancho Tehama Tweet:
President Donald Trump tweeted about the wrong mass shooting late Tuesday after a gunman launched a gun rampage in California and killed at least four people before trying to enter an elementary school.
Trump confused the November 5 attack in Sutherland Springs with the attack yesterday in Rancho Tehama.
On Tuesday evening, Trump tweeted: “May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived.” Sutherland Springs is a village in Texas where ten days earlier a gunman had killed 26 people at a church. He had tweeted a similar message after the November 5 attack. “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,” he wrote at the time.
Some suspect that Trump reused his response from the Sutherland mass-shooting for his response to the Rancho Tehama mass shooting.
Social media users accused him of copying and pasting the message and using it as a template after mass shootings, but it remains unclear what was behind the president’s social media mistake. The tweet remains online and Trump is yet to correct or clarify the mistake.