Donald Trump blessed the memory of those who died in the “Toledo” shooting, except the recent massacre happened in Dayton. Thankfully, social media is here to make sure we all get the correction.
You don’t believe that Trump mentioned a completely different city when referencing a mass shooting that happened days ago? See for yourself.
Here’s Trump addressing the nation.
Nine people died in the shooting early Sunday in a Dayton bar, and more than 20 were injured. The gunman was killed during the attack.
"May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo"
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 5, 2019
Some wanted to give the president some credit, pointing out the fact that someone put that on a teleprompter for him to read:
“Dude, he was reading a TelePrompTer. This is not a federal offense,” wrote @NikkiBAEley.
But seriously, he can’t think for himself?
And who put in Toledo in the text? Are his own speechwriters trolling him? If so, bravo.
Trump said Toledo. He didn’t even care enough to get the location of the shooting correct. @GOP, y’all continue to enable him.
— deray (@deray) August 5, 2019
Here’s a map showing how close Toledo and Dayton are geographically. (Spoiler alert, they’re not close.)
Way to be, while everyone’s mourning our decaying country.
Holy Toledo pic.twitter.com/AGoPtRm9ed
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 5, 2019
The sad thing is that his speech gaffe, easily one of thousands in Trump’s career, could lead the discourse today.
We’re hoping people can continue to focus on what’s important – introducing gun-control legislation that will keep high-powered rifles and other types of guns out of the hands of Americans.
— Jim Otto (@zenithguy) August 5, 2019