Can a guy get more obtuse?
President Obama is feeling the wrath of social media after making an incendiary and highly politicized remark about the WDBJ murders shortly after the televised shootings that left reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward dead, and another woman injured.
CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller posted what Obama had said during an interview on Wednesday. According to the president, gun-related deaths in the U.S. “dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.”
In interview with @6abc, Pres Obama said deaths in the US from gun-related incidents “dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.”
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 26, 2015
The White House has been mum about the fact that the murders were racially motivated as described in the killer’s manifesto.
And with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks around the corner, social media users took Obama to task for his statement, and reminded him what Americans are up against.
— Fox Nation (@foxnation) August 27, 2015
— Scott Douglas Faust (@Stultis_TheFool) August 27, 2015
— Lisa Thompson (@LTommy256) August 26, 2015
— Torcer (@TorcerT) August 26, 2015
— Ree Fungorio (@ReeFungorio) August 26, 2015
Obama didn’t hesitate to address the South Carolina murders committed by psycho-killer Dylann Roof as hate crimes motivated by racism. And some social media users are wondering why it’s different now:
@DineshDSouza why do we in America treat crimes involving the Muslim religion or the black race different. Are they scared to treat evyone =
— RepublicanChrisRock (@spiritof1973) August 27, 2015
— Con (@Conunderground) August 27, 2015
The WDBJ murders tells us one thing and one thing only. There is now a race war against whites and cops. It started from the top with Obama.
— Chuck Norris (@GreyShhadow) August 27, 2015
Tweeters also reminded Obama of the massive gun violence in his hometown of Chicago — a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the country.
— Mysticmia (@mysticmia) August 26, 2015
.@markknoller Can he explain why tragic incidents like this are dwarfed by the daily wanton gun killings taking place in failed lib cities?
— Ree Fungorio (@ReeFungorio) August 27, 2015
— Monique (@chickiepotpie) August 26, 2015
— Ellen (@ellen6019) August 26, 2015
That would be like admitting defeat — it will never happen.
And then there was this gem:
— Michelle (@ClassifiedEmail) August 26, 2015
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