Donald Trump, however, did tweet this:
Thoughts and prayers. A rather tepid response to the deaths of 5 people working in a constitutionally protected field, when you think about it.Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2018
Not so tepid, here:
Or here a year and a half ago:This was Trump on Monday night calling the free press "the enemy of the people". #CapitalGazetteShooting pic.twitter.com/Dhscs5SE0V— Matt Rogers (@Politidope) June 29, 2018
President Trump, in an extraordinary rebuke of the nation’s press organizations, wrote on Twitter on Friday that the nation’s news media “is the enemy of the American people.”Then there's this:
Even by the standards of a president who routinely castigates journalists — and who on Thursday devoted much of a 77-minute news conference to criticizing his press coverage — Mr. Trump’s tweet was a striking escalation in his attacks.
Donald Trump ignored questions about the killing of five people at a newspaper in Maryland, walking silently past reporters at the White House as they asked him for “any words about the dead”.Cold. Callous. Authoritarian. Donald Trump.
The president did not respond when asked for “any words of condolence” for families of the victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette's offices in Annapolis on Thursday.