BuzzFeed reported Tuesday that it had spoken with the families of eight of the 17 people gunned down in the Feb. 14 mass shooting. Of those, seven families said Trump had failed to contact them. Only one — the family of
Trump said in an address to the nation two days after the killing that he was “making plans to visit Parkland to meet with families and local officials.” He did
Some relatives of those who were killed expressed disappointment and anger at the president’s silence.
“He just completely ignored us and it’s really shitty,” Debra Hixon, whose husband,
Some families said they were particularly infuriated at Trump’s comments since the shooting, including his remarks
“Our entire nation was filled with shock and grief by the monstrous attack on a high school in Parkland, Florida,” Trump
Philip Schentrup, who lost his
Fred Guttenberg, whose
“To me, in his position, it would have been the right thing to do, but no one’s obligated,” Guttenberg said. “However, don’t use my daughter’s life for a political moment, and that’s what he did, and that pisses me off.”
Families of Parkland victims have spoken in the past about Trump’s failure to contact them.
“I received no correspondence whatsoever. I received nothing from the White House,” Linda Beigel Schulman, whose son, <a href=”ht