We don’t know how Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey keeps his cool, because if the majority of us were in his shoes, Donald Trump would have been kicked off Twitter a long time ago. From his ridiculous amount of cyber bullying to his sharing of racist messages and hate groups, it sometimes seems like Trump is just trying to see how much he can get away with. But today, Dorsey finally spoke his mind on Trump and it was well worth the wait.
Yesterday, YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California suffered an attack by a disgruntled shooter. Of course, instead of acknowledging that this attack occurred because of America’s relaxed gun laws, Trump offered the victims of the shooting his “thoughts and prayers” in a tweet on Twitter.
Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.”
We all know how well “thoughts and prayers” work to stop mass shootings from happening again. After Trump posted this insensitive, tone-deaf tweet, Dorsey gave the president a rude awakening and called him out publicly on Twitter. Dorsey trashed Trump’s inaction on gun violence and called for serious policy reform to remedy the mass shootings that continue to happen all over the country. Dorsey also included a link that will make Trump and Republicans furious — a link to the March for Our Lives’ policy platform.
We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots. It’s beyond time to evolve our policies. This is a simple and reasonable approach, and it won’t solve all, but it’s a good start.”
We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots. It’s beyond time to evolve our policies. This is a simple and reasonable approach, and it won’t solve all, but it’s a good start: https://t.co/ADYalbaO57 https://t.co/nbXpH9DDyT
— jack (@jack) April 3, 2018
Fortunately, no victims were killed in the YouTube shooting — four staffers were injured and promptly treated. The gunwoman, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, a former YouTuber with at least four channels that were facing declining revenue, killed herself after opening fire in the YouTube headquarters.
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