President Trump’s reelection campaign on Saturday sent an email asking for donations from its supporters, using an image of Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the bedside of Madeleine Wilford, a survivor of the recent Florida school shooting.
“The nation has turned its attention to the senseless school shooting in Parkland, Florida,” the email read.
“The President is now engaging in an important national conversation about school safety and ways to prevent any future attacks. President Trump is taking steps towards banning gun bump stocks and strengthening background checks for gun purchasers,” the email continued.
“The President has made his intent very clear: ‘making our schools and our children safer will be our top priority.’”
Unbelievable: the Trump campaign just sent out an email using the Parkland shooting, including photos of survivors, to raise money for his reelection campaign. pic.twitter.com/2WInImvsIA
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) February 24, 2018
The Hill added:
Toward the end of the email is a link to donate to the campaign.
CNN first reported on the email. The Hill has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.
Trump and the first lady had visited survivors of the shooting in Florida on Friday. Seventeen people were killed after a gunman targeted Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.