An Ohio Twitter user with the handle @CadillacCannon is not alone in asking this question: "Did u just copy & paste this & forget to change the city?"
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
The question was posed to President Donald Trump, who tweeted at 11:34 p.m. EST on Tuesday that he hoped "God would be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas," announcing to them that "The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived." The tweet, saved in a screenshot by many users, was deleted sometime Wednesday morning.
Except that on Tuesday, the biggest mass shooting in the country occurred more than 1,100 miles away in Tehama County, California, about 100 miles north of Sacramento. Five people were killed, including the gunman, and 10 others, including two school children, were injured.
The mass shooting in Sutherland Springs occurred nine days earlier, on Nov. 5, when Trump tweeted a very similar message, minus the last sentence, noting that he was in Japan at the time.
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
Unless it took 10 days for the FBI and law enforcement to arrive in Sutherland, Trump copied and pasted his condolences from the shooting ten days ago in Texas for yesterday's shooting in California, but forgot to change the location. pic.twitter.com/EOVqfvTkZt— Progress Of A Kind (@ProgressOfAKind) November 15, 2017