President Trump Cites Mental Health As Cause Of Texas Shooting


Yesterday, a deranged gunman opened fire at a Texas First Baptist Church, as reported by Fox News. So far, 26 Americans between the ages of 5 and 72 died as a result. Furthermore, President Trump’s assertion on the matter cites mental health, not guns, as the real issue.

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A Closer Look at President Trump’s POV

The President delivered the following remarks in Tokyo regarding the Texas shooting:

We have a lot of mental health problems in out country, as do other countries. [This] isn’t a guns situation — I mean, we could go into it, but it’s a little bit soon to go into it —, but fortunately, somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have been as bad as it was. It would have been much worse. This is a mental health problem at the highest level. It’s a very, very sad event. That’s the way I view it.

Responses from the American People

Unfortunately, in today’s current political climate, tragedies are often politicized. Similarly, views on major events are often divided by partisanship. The aforementioned Texas tragedy is a prime example of this.