There’s Been a Mass Shooting in Orlando and Here’s What Trump’s Doing Right Now

A shooting in Orlando, Florida has resulted in numerous fatalities. But while the city deals with the aftermath of this vicious attack, President Donald Trump continues his own “Twitter War” with the mayor of London.

Five people, including the shooter, are dead in what appears to be a non-terrorist related workplace shooting in Orlando, CNN reported.

The initial reports about the attack came in around 9 AM EST this morning. FOX News, one of the president’s favorite media outlets, even tweeted about the attack at 9:18 AM.

Yet Trump was too preoccupied with continuing his Twitter battle with London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Trump had erroneously tweeted out this weekend that the mayor was wrong to say that there was “no reason to be alarmed” following a terrorist attack in London.

That quote was taken wildly out of context — Khan, in fact, was explaining to citizens that in the wake of the attacks they had no reason to be alarmed about an increase in police presence. “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed,” Khan said.

And a spokesperson for the London mayor made a pointed retort to the president: Mayor Khan is too busy to respond to Trump’s “ill-informed tweet.”

This apparently was enough to result in a rebuke from Trump this morning at 9:49 AM, just as details of the Orlando attack were coming out. Trump doubled-down on his attacks on the London mayor, and blamed the mainstream media (MSM) for defending Khan.

As of this posting, Trump has yet to make a comment about the shooting in Orlando.

It should be noted that Trump, during the aftermath of the London attacks, made a point to mention that guns weren’t part of that attack.

It’s unclear whether Trump will discuss the Orlando shooting at all, much less how the attacker used guns as his preferred method of attack.

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