Parkland Survivor Has “Never Been So Unimpressed” After Trump Phone Call
In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, President Trump has been reaching out to survivors and victims’ families.
But his attempt at sympathy was not welcome by everyone. While some were grateful for the Presidents’ efforts, for many, his words fell on deaf ears.
Once such survivor is Samantha Fuentes, an 18-year-old senior who recently left the hospital. Fuentes described Trump’s phone call with her by saying that “talking to the president, I’ve never been so impressed by a person in my life.”
This wouldn’t be the first time President Trump has been criticized for his less than empathetic reaction to a tragedy. Who could forget his tone deaf phone call to the widow of a fallen soldier or him throwing paper towels at hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.
Fuentes, who was shot in both legs and still has shrapnel behind her eye, told the Times that the President’s phone call “didn’t make me feel better in the slightest.”
He reportedly said “oh boy, oh boy, oh boy” repeatedly and insensitively called the mass murderer a “sick puppy.”
Even more cringeworthy, Trump and his massive ego couldn’t resist telling Fuentes that he knew she was a “big fan” of his.
We think it’s safe to say Trump should keep his empty condolences to himself.
We hope you love the products we recommend! Before you continue, we’d like you to know that there are affiliate links in this article. This means Women.com may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the following links. Prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.