At least 26 people were shot and killed by a lone gunman while attending a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday. The Associated Press reports that an additional 10-15 were injured during the attack.
Donald Trump, who is currently on his first presidential trip to Asia, has addressed the event from Japan, stating that "All of America is praying" and that "this isn't a guns situation".
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
Eight hrs after NYC attack, Trump called for immediate policy change.— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) November 6, 2017
Eight hrs after Texas attack, all Trump got are thoughts + prayers.
BREAKING: Trump calls Texas church shooting a 'mental health problem at the highest level,' says gunman 'deranged'— The Associated Press (@AP) November 6, 2017
Despite the fact that President Trump stated this attack was due to a mental health problem and not guns, he did reverse an Obama-era law that prevented mentally ill individuals from purchasing guns -- so that's a bit confusing.
Donald Trump’s response to the attack in New York vs Donald Trump’s response to the shooting in Texas pic.twitter.com/Nm12WMhqmT— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) November 6, 2017
What do you think about all of this?
Trump called the Texas shooting a "mental health problem at the highest level," and not "a guns situation."— Splinter (@splinter_news) November 6, 2017
Let's cut the BS already. pic.twitter.com/YrxMZDVhJb
35 days since Las Vegas. 512 days since Orlando. 872 days since Charleston. 1,787 days since Sandy Hook. https://t.co/b8BzioI7IJ— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) November 6, 2017
May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 6, 2017