The mass shooting epidemic continues in America, with the latest tragedy occurring at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in California.
5 adults were confirmed dead, and two children were shot but are expected to make full recoveries from their injuries.
President Donald Trump released a statement offering his condolences to the victims of the shooting at Rancho Tehama. Except there was one problem: He got the city wrong.
The tweet was sent shortly after news broke out of the attack, but people noticed the message was eerily similar to this one:
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.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
Many people on social media have accused him of copying and pasting the message and using it as a template tweet, but there's been no clarification from official sources on what actually caused this error.
Did u just copy & paste this & forget to change the city?— Name cannot be blank (@cadillaccannon) November 15, 2017
The President of the United States is tweeting at midnight about the wrong mass shooting and it's like the 500th most insane Trump story of the week.— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 15, 2017
Others pointed out that if our own president seemingly can't keep track of the different mass shootings, this how big of a gun control issue America has.
Trump just tweeted again about the church shooting in Sutherland Springs. The 1st tweet was the day of the event, 9 days ago. Is this his shooting tweet template? He forgot to change the location to today's shooting: California. pic.twitter.com/IToC7UXkyP— Shannon Ritenour (@ShannonRitenour) November 15, 2017
Others noticed his grammar was lacking, too.
It was pointed out that there was a clear difference in how Trump addresses shootings conducted by white people as opposed to anyone else.
Donald's template for a white male shooter, usually with history of domestic violence:— Mother Resister 🗽⚖️✊🏻 (@MotherResister) November 15, 2017
May God be with the people of <City, State>. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived.
Others turned the "late tweet" into an inside joke.
May God be with the people of Bowling Green. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived.— Laura Meacham Keane (@lauramkeane) November 15, 2017
Although Trump doesn't seem to think the increasing number of mass shootings is any reason to implement more restrictive gun purchasing laws in the US, there are plenty of other politicians who think that doing so is long overdue.