President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to offer his condolences to the victims of the latest mass shooting in California but appears to have mistakingly sent his prayers to the victims of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took place on Nov. 5.
On Tuesday night, Trump posted this message:
Realizing his mistake, Trump deleted the original tweet.
Here’s his tweet from the actual day of the shooting in Sutherland Springs:
On Tuesday, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns opened fire on four victims at multiple locations, including an elementary school, in the small Northern California town of Rancho Tehama.
Twitter users noticed the mistake, and were quick to criticize him for his bungled response:
The President of the United States is tweeting at midnight about the wrong mass shooting and it’s like the 500th most insane Trump story of the week.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 15, 2017
Trump tweeted about the wrong mass shooting. He confused the one last week in Texas with the one in California Yesterday…Then deleted it. pic.twitter.com/uvsJJhE9zs
— Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal) November 15, 2017
Did u just copy & paste this & forget to change the city?
— Name cannot be blank (@cadillaccannon) November 15, 2017
The President just tweeted about the wrong mass shooting. In his defense, they’re hard to keep track of at the moment. pic.twitter.com/TXh3T4mTpS
— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) November 15, 2017
— kim (@hopewell711) November 15, 2017
No way. I thought people were joking. Donald Trump actually did tweet about the wrong mass shooting. Good lord. I know he’s not the brightest, but it’s wild we have such a big issue that POTUS can mix up the tragedies. pic.twitter.com/ec9ho0gUsJ
— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 15, 2017
Trump just tweeted again about the church shooting in Sutherland Springs. The 1st tweet was the day of the event, 9 days ago. Is this his shooting tweet template? He forgot to change the location to today’s shooting: California. pic.twitter.com/IToC7UXkyP
— Shannon Ritenour (@ShannonRitenour) November 15, 2017