The current president went so far as to use the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida as an excuse to slam the FBI! Donald Trump said that maybe they would’ve been able to avoid the attack if they didn’t spend so much time investigating the supposed Russian interference in the results of the presidential campaign.
Trump bashed the FBI for missing ‘all of the many signals’ Nikolas Cruz sent out before he opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed no less than 17 people.
The Donald took to Twitter to write: ‘Very sad the FBI missed all of the many signals that were sent out by the Florida school shooter. This isn’t acceptable. They’re spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there’s no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!’
As you may know already, FBI did previously admit that they failed to follow protocol after someone called in January to tip them about the 19-year-old shooter’s strange behavior.
According to the caller, Cruz’s said behavior included the ‘desire to kill people’ and ‘the potential of him conducting a school shooting.’
On February 16, two days after the tragedy, the FBI released the following statement: ‘Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should’ve been assessed as a potential threat. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami office, where appropriate investigative steps would’ve been taken. We’ve determined these protocols were not followed.’
Going back to what Trump was saying that Russia was not involved in his victory, Robert Mueller‘s team shared that 13 Russian nationals were in fact indicted for illegal election activity!
What do you think about Trump blaming the FBI instead of pushing new gun control laws?