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There's a striking difference between Obama and Trump's responses to school shootings

There's a striking difference between Obama and Trump's responses to school shootings

On Friday, President Donald Trump visited Parkland, Florida in the wake of a school shooting in a high school that left 17 people dead. But Trump has faced criticism over the way he carried himself during that visit. After an awkward meeting with first responders, the president and first lady Melania Trump stood together for a friendly photo op, which in itself seems insensitive. Trump had a huge smile on his face in the photo, and flashed his now signature thumbs up. Trump updated his Twitter cover photo with the picture from the meeting Friday evening. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump contradicts himself on gun violence and mental illness Image: Twitter/RealdonaldtrumpTrump also visited Broward Health North hospital in Pompano Beach, where many of the victims received care after the shooting. On his official Instagram, a series of images posted in an album featured Trump wearing a large smile on his face, flashing a thumbs up in a photo with hospital staff. FEBRUARY 16, 2018‪ Our entire Nation, with one heavy heart, continues to pray for the victims and their families in Parkland, Florida. To teachers, law enforcement, first responders and medical professionals who responded so bravely in the face of danger: We THANK YOU for your courage — and we are hear for you, ALWAYS! Our administration is working closely with local authorities to investigate the shooting and learn everything we can. We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the difficult issue of mental health. God Bless You All — and THANK YOU! A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Feb 16, 2018 at 8:45pm PST The press asked Trump if he met with any victims at the hospital. Instead …read more

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