Trump Blames Shooting On Mental Illness

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On a tragedy that befell Florida Feb. 14, a school shooter opened fire in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland killing more than a dozen

The suspected shooter was an ex-student of the school, and has now been detained and placed under police custody for further investigation as well as punishment.

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Many people have a lot to say about this shooting, and so did President Donald Trump.

President Trump suggested that it was mental illness which led a 19-year-old -- who was reportedly orphaned twice -- to unleash this murderous attack with an assault rifle which led to the death of 17 people.

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“So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior,” the president tweeted.

“Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!” he added.

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After the attack had taken place on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump shared his condolences and offered his prayers to the families of the victims, who lost their lives in the terrible shooting.

“No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school,” tweeted the president.

The tweet  was not the first time that he had actually pointed fingers at mental illness in connection to mass shootings which have been occurring so frequently.

In November 2017, Donald Trump described a deadly and horrific shooting which took place in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, as a "mental health problem at the highest level," and absolutely not a "guns situation."

In that shooting, Devin Patrick Kelly, who was 26 years old at the time, killed about 26 people and had injured 20 others before he was finally shot by a civilian.

The killer had been prohibited from purchasing or even possessing an guns whatsoever because he had also been convicted for a case of domestic violence while he was a part of the U.S. Air Force.

President Donald Trump also raised the same argument of the mentally sick being the backdrop of these attacks after the Las Vegas shooting, which took place on October 2017. Stephen Paddock, 64, killed about 58 people and severely injured more than 850 by firing at concert goers at a music festival.

After the massacre had taken place, Donald Trump also questioned the shooter’s mental capacity and whether or not he was a stable human being by saying that he was a "sick, demented man" whose "wires are screwed up."

The president completed his message telling the reporters repeatedly that it was not the right time to talk about gun control.

Source: New York Post / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Pexels (2), Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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