The father of a Florida school shooting victim was lambasted on Twitter after he was photographed wearing a “Trump 2020” shirt while he searched for his daughter, whom he later found out had died in the bloodbath.
Andrew Pollack was first pictured last Wednesday as he frantically searched for his daughter, Meadow, hours after gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Pollack found out the next day that his 18-year-old daughter had died.
But when a photo of him wearing the “Trump 2020” shirt began circulating on Twitter, several people spewed hateful comments about the grieving father, with no show of remorse.
— Alexandra Seltzer (@alexseltzer) February 15, 2018
I'm unforgiveable, but it's a little hard to feel sorry who supported this administration and its racist and its NRA supporting policies. I feel sorry for daughter,but not for him. He probably doesn't make the connection behind his Party's policies and what happened to his child
— Leonard James (@James36Leonard) February 15, 2018
Is that, no it can't be….. no, it is…. blood on his hands.
— JohnT (@Mtbbmet) February 15, 2018
Poor dude, lost his daughter and helped enable it to happen at the same time. He must feel heartbroken AND guilt. Boneheaded shirt (and presidential) choice.
— Jesse Whiteman (@Jumptank) February 15, 2018
Other people said they felt “empathy” for Meadow Pollack dying, but turned on the father for voting for Trump. One user said Andrew Pollack should have “thought twice” before casting his vote during the 2016 election . . .
Despite the hateful comments, many users also expressed their condolences and condemned others for politicizing a woman’s death. Some said they were “heartbroken” by the loss and urged people on social media to support Pollack during the difficult time.
These families are suffering & the only thing I can do is send them my prayers & sentiments. I’m so sorry for your loss. #StudentsDemandAction #StonemanDouglasHS @gunfreeschools #GunReformNow @realDonaldTrump
— Andrea B (@mebeandreaaolco) February 19, 2018
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