Last week’s tragic school shooting in Florida for many was the latest in a long line of preventable fire-arm related tragedies that Congress and the White House refuse to take any significant action about, because they are lapdogs for the NRA.
For the Trump White House, though, they’re happy to have a distraction from the escalating seriousness of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, reports of White House staffers’ domestic/sexual abuse, and other serious issues keeping them in defense mode.
Yes, you read that right, members of the Trump administration are viewing this horrible event which saw 17 High School age children die as a “reprieve” from all the scandal.
Scott Dworkin from the Democratic Coalition says:
“For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” said the White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reflect internal conversations. “A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days of just getting pummeled.”
The official likened the brief political calm to the aftermath of the October shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 dead and hundreds more injured. That tragedy united White House aides and the country in their shared mourning for the victims and their families.
“But as we all know, sadly, when the coverage dies down a little bit, we’ll be back through the chaos,” the official said.
Michael Steel, a Republican strategist, also said: “From an awful, cynical, purely political point of view, the tragic events in Florida probably helped the White House this week by distracting from the awful wave of scandal and bad news they have faced”.
“The national tragedy in Florida has really, for now, turned the page on some of these crises,” said Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist close to the White House. “They’re going to come back, but what it does do is give the White House a chance to collect itself and, if they can, organize a communications strategy and get their ducks in a row.”
Yes, sadly. These despicable human beings are sad that the coverage from the mass murder of school children has to die down so their utter contempt for the American people, their corruption and their total ineptitude all have to go back into the public eye again.