Celebrities Respond To Trump’s Response To Mass Shootings

Contributed by Ciana Moore
America and the world were left stunned by the news of two mass shootings occurring within 24 hours over the weekend. 20 people were killed in El Paso, Texas and ten more in Dayton, Ohio, including the shooter. Both shooters were white males. The Texas shooter was also reportedly anti-immigrant. The El Paso shooter reportedly drove hundreds of miles to El Paso from his hometown of Dallas.

The back-to-back shootings prompted several trending topics including #EnoughIsEnough, #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism and a hashtag prompted directly at legislators to #DOSOMETHING.

Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer his condolences by saying “God bless the people of El Paso, Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.”

In a series of tweets, Trump also stated, “there are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people.”

Celebrities, politicians, and public figures have spoken out about the shootings and are unsatisfied by Trump’s tweeted response.

Rihanna took to social media to condemn Trump. The artist stated that Trump didn’t call the shootings out as “terrorism” and that America’s terrorists live among us, they are not immigrants.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Um… Donald, you spelt “terrorism” wrong! Your country had 2 terrorist attacks back to back, hours apart leaving almost 30 innocent people dead. This, just days after yet another terrorist attack in California, where a terrorist was able to LEGALLY purchase an assault rifle (AK-47) in Vegas, then drive hours to a food festival in Cali leaving 6 more people dead including a young infant baby boy! Imagine a world where it’s easier to get an AK-47 than a VISA! Imagine a world where they build a wall to keep terrorists IN AMERICA!!! My prayers and deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims and the communities affected and traumatized, from Texas, California, and Ohio! I’m so sorry for your loss! Nobody deserves to die like this! NOBODY!

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on

Cardi B also responded to Trump and urged him to call out his own “racist supporters.”

Singer Lizzo shares condolences for Dayton and El Paso shootings and urges everyone to vote.

Actor Don Cheadle also wasn’t impressed by Trump’s words after the tragedies.

Janelle Monae responded to a tweet acknowledging how the El Paso shooter was peacefully handcuffed after killing 20 people. Janelle responds “TALK ABOUT IT!”

And in perhaps what is one of the most shocking things to come out of this, following the shootings, actor Chris Evans shared a clip from a previous Trump rally where one of Trump’s supporters suggested shooting migrants and Trump laughed.

Share Your Thoughts