DALLAS SHOOTING: Diametrically Opposed Statements From Trump and Obama… Condolences vs Political Gain

Trying times are what test a president’s leadership skills the most. On Thursday night, 11 police officers were shot by sniper fire in Dallas, at least five fatally, during a Black Lives Matter protest march.

Donald Trump is running to be the president, and Barack Obama already is. Two men with similar ambitions, but very different ways of dealing with the world — and their immediate reactions to the Dallas shootings definitely demonstrated their different approach to leadership.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Trump posted a simple message of condolence onto his official Facebook account.

A simple statement, which wasn’t meant to evoke any sort of political agenda. In fact, Trump stayed clear of either defending gun rights or railing against the anti-police rhetoric of the left. Later, Trump posted a more complete statement:

President Obama’s statement after the shootings was markedly different.

While offering perfunctory condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones in the shootings, he used the occasion to push his gun control agenda, even though police had shared no evidence that stronger gun laws would have stopped the crime.

“We also know that when people are armed with powerful weapons, it makes shootings like this more deadly and more tragic,” Obama said in his remarks, according to USA Today.

While he decided to call for stronger gun laws in the absence of evidence, he declined to say anything about what the shooters’ motives may have been — in spite of the fact that it took place just after an anti-police rally in the midst of heated anti-police rhetoric from the left.

“We will learn more, undoubtedly, about their twisted motivations, but let’s be clear: There is no possible justification for these types of attacks,” Obama said. “Anyone involved in the senseless murders will be held fully accountable. Justice will be done.”

Two different takes on leadership. Donald Trump issued a simple statement calling for prayers for the families of the senseless tragedy in Dallas, although he left it open to extend to those who might have been involved in other shootings. President Obama decided to use it to push his gun control agenda, while refusing to say the obvious motive of the attacks.

Which style of leadership do you prefer? That’s what you get to decide on Nov. 8.


Source: conservativetribune.com


DALLAS SHOOTING: Diametrically Opposed Statements From Trump and Obama… Condolences vs Political Gain
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