Donald Trump shocked again with his blunt response to the gruesome massacre at Umpqua Community College, saying that he couldn’t prevent another terrifying mass shooting as president. Apparently this kind of senseless tragedy is just something that happens.
Donald Trump, 65, as president, could not stop another brutal attack like the tragic shooting in Oregon, which left 10 innocent people dead, and seven injured, because there are “millions and millions of sick people all over the world” who would make it too difficult to do so. The unspeakable event at Umpqua was “horrible,” but something that unfortunately is just part of life, he said on the October 2 episode of Morning Joe. To Donald, gun control won’t change anything.
“You’re going to have these things happen and it’s a horrible thing to behold, horrible,” Donald said. “It’s not politically correct to say that, but you’re going to have difficulty and that will be for the next million years, there’s going to be difficulty and people are going to slip through the cracks. What are you going to do, institutionalize everybody? It’s awfully hard to put somebody in an institution for the rest of their lives based on the fact that he looks like he could be a problem.”
“These things happen;” there’s no way to prevent another Umpqua, another Columbine, another Newtown, another Virginia Tech (the list goes on, disgustingly), because, to Donald, gun control is just too hard to accomplish. While he said that school shootings are “sort of unique to this country,” there are already “very strong laws on the books. What are you going to do?” Donald said. “That’s the way the world works, and that’s the way the world always has worked.”
Yes, not politically correct is definitely how you could describe that. Ten precious lives have been lost, and seven more irreparably harmed — not to mention the dozens of traumatized survivors who escaped physically unharmed — because of one disturbed man’s insatiable hate. But Donald doesn’t see the need in addressing gun control because it’s going to be too hard to accomplish.
Donald continued by saying that he suspects it will be revealed that alleged shooter Chris Harper Mercer was a “loner,” as so many other shooters are described, and that people had always had a bad feeling about him. Chris’ alleged manifesto might put merit to that assertion.
President Obama Speaks After Oregon School Shooting
“Somehow this has become routine,” President Obama said. “The reporting has become routine. My response here, from this podium, has become routine.” He said that our collective “thoughts and prayers” were not a strong enough response to the tragedy; real changes need to be made. To President Obama, it appears that these things don’t just happen.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by Donald’s statement?
— Samantha Wilson