President Donald Trump is being slammed by liberal news outlets for hosting a White House Christmas party on December 14 — the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre — in which the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre was among attendees.
On the fifth anniversary of the massacre, Nicole Hockley, whose son Dylan was one of 20 children killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, ripped into Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a lengthy Facebook post.
Hockley started off by criticizing Sanders for saying she didn’t think any action could have been taken to prevent the shooting. “But while I can forgive Sanders for her lack of knowledge (though not her lack of compassion) I cannot say the same for President Trump,” Hockley wrote. “Not only did he ignore the 5-year remembrance completely – not even a single tweet – he slapped us all in the face by having none other than NRA President Wayne LaPierre at his White House Christmas party that night. The appalling lack of humanity and decency has not gone unnoticed.”
Sanders confirmed to the New York Daily News that LaPierre was among the guests at the White House Christmas party on Dec. 14.
“While they ignorantly partied and remained uninformed on an issue that kills thousands of Americans every year, I was crying myself to sleep. While they got the chance to kiss their children goodnight, I kissed the urn holding my beautiful boy’s ashes,” Hockley wrote, noting that she would appreciate an apology.
Liberal news outlets are making it appear as though Trump chose the same date as the anniversary of the killings to host a holiday party explicitly for the National Rifle Association.
@realDonaldTrump A NRA party at the White House on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre? Really? You dont have people on your staff to prevent stupid optics like this? I thought you were surrounded by the best?
— Yusef Johnson (@coachyusef) December 16, 2017
Even Snopes defended the misleading slant, writing, “Headlines coupled with an unrelated photograph of Trump with LaPierre exacerbated the impression that the White House had callously hosted the NRA and warmly welcomed LaPierre on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting; but despite the unrelated image, LaPierre was just one of many people in attendance at one of many holiday events. While it can be argued that his inclusion on that date was tone-deaf, it does not appear to be a deliberate slight against victims of mass shootings.”
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