Melania Trump’s Tweet About The Thousand Oaks Shooting Is So Sad

Melania Trump’s Tweet About The Thousand Oaks Shooting Is So Sad

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It feels like every other month there's a new tragedy America is mourning. Late night on Wednesday, Nov. 7 there was a mass shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, that killed 12 people, according to CNN. Among those to send their condolences to the victims and their families was the first lady. Melania Trump's tweet about the Thousand Oaks shooting is so sad, and familiar. On the afternoon of Nov. 8 following the events at Borderline, Trump sent out an emotional tweet sharing her grief and sending her condolences to those affected by the shooting. .


She wrote, "My sincere condolences and prayers go out to all affected by the senseless shooting in Thousand Oaks, California." It's a sweet statement, but the general sentiment is a little too familiar in an era of multiple mass shootings when public figures frequently share their "thoughts and prayers" while taking little action against gun violence. While the public has come to think of "thoughts and prayers" tweets as the status quo from the White House — both the first lady and President Donald Trump offered their thoughts and prayers following the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, in June — President Trump's tweet about Thousand Oaks was a little less emotional than his wife's. But both acknowledged the terrible events. After the shooting, the president sent out a series of two tweets that were more informational than emotional. In the first tweet, the president said he's been briefed on what happened and then detailed the events and death toll, which at the time included the shooter. .

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