But the prime minister of Canada has.
After news of Tuesday’s deadly school shooting in Kentucky broke, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that he had spoken with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and said that Canada’s “hearts go out” to all those affected by the tragedy.
But more than 24 hours after the shooting, President Donald Trump has yet to comment publicly about the event. No tweets, no public statements issued by the White House, no press conference, nothing. The only thing Americans have heard from their president in the wake of this tragedy is an assurance from the White House press secretary that Trump has been briefed on the situation.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with victims’ families,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at the daily White House press briefing Tuesday afternoon. “And we offer our sincerest appreciation to the heroic Marshall County deputies who apprehended the shooter.”
Trump has, however, found time over the past 24 hours to brag about how tax reforms and deregulation have boosted the economy, promote a right-wing conspiracy theory about the Russia investigation, and insult Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Here’s what Trump has been tweeting about
The Kentucky school shooting took place at Marshall County High School on Tuesday morning. At least two people were killed in the shooting, and 18 were injured. A 15-year-old male student was taken into custody by local law enforcement, but his identity is currently unknown to the public.
Late Tuesday night, many hours after news of the Kentucky school shooting, Trump mocked Schumer on Twitter for his “humiliating defeat” in the recent showdown between Democrats and Republicans over funding for the border wall and the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy that led to Read More Here