Trump Just Disrespected Sandy Hook Victims On The Massacre’s 5th Anniversary

Five years to the day after the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, President Trump completely ignored the occasion. He did not make and commemorative remarks, nor did he release a statement decrying the sad anniversary.

Instead, he did something that was sure to be interpreted as a cruel and thoughtless rejoinder to the parents of the 20 young children who were killed and survivors of the 6 school teachers and staff who were also murdered by Adam Lanza in the fourth-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in U.S. history.

He invited Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, which has fought tooth and nail to prevent any meaningful gun regulation that could help prevent a recurrence of massacres like the Sandy Hook disaster, to the White House “Christmas” Party. Perhaps it should be referred to as the White House “Xmas” party since there is no evidence in the Bible that Christ would bless an administration so single-mindedly opposed to the ideals of peace and the golden rule as Trump’s.

Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America, an anti-gun violence organization, posted a tweet noting the insult and showing LaPierre enjoying a holiday that the victims of the gun violence he enables will never get to enjoy.

Add your name to demand Trump & Congress act to prevent gun violence. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE NOT ENOUGH!

Watts also reminded everyone that it wasn’t always this way.

She also revealed the real reason that Trump invited the NRA CEO to his party.

Only the most deplorable get to visit the White House this Christmas.

Let’s hope that LaPierre and Trump get a visit from the ghost of Christmas past tonight to show them the consequences of both their action and inactions when it comes to gun violence. Perhaps it will take a supernatural reckoning to inspire a Christmas change of heart towards sensible gun regulations.

Add your name to millions demanding Congress take action on the President’s crimes. IMPEACH TRUMP & PENCE!

Vinnie Longobardo

Vinnie Longobardo is a writer, producer, and international media executive formerly with MTV/Viacom, G4/Comcast, and Warner Bros., among others. He is a winner of the International Documentary Association Award for "Artists United Against Apartheid: The Making Of Sun City". Growing up in the Bronx, he was a high school classmate of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. He attended Cornell University, SUNY Binghamton, and NY Institute of Technology.

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