More than 48 hours after the Nashville bombing, MSNBC senior producer Kyle Griffin demanded to know why Donald Trump had yet to comment:
Why has Trump been silent on Nashville?
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 27, 2020
Why, indeed? Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted anything about Nashville since June 18:
Great things headed to Tennessee! $11.2M is headed to @myTDOT from @USDOT to install fiber optic communications on I-40 from Memphis to Nashville. This is HUGE for safety info and broadband in a lot of communities that need it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2020
And as we all know, Twitter is the only way Donald Trump communicates.
NARRATOR: Trump has not been silent on Nashville. https://t.co/rB9cS59HqL
— RBe (@RBPundit) December 28, 2020
Hey, man. You can’t expect Kyle to know that. It’s not like he works for an ostensible news organization or anything.
Google is fun….https://t.co/QTDHmF2Tcw
— Luke Hutchinson (@LukeRHutchinson) December 27, 2020
Here’s the statement:
“President Trump has been briefed on the explosion in Nashville, Tennessee, and will continue to receive regular updates. The President is grateful for the incredible first responders and praying for those who were injured.”
Is it a long statement? No. But it’s a statement, nonetheless. And it was made two days before Griffin’s tweet about Trump’s silence on Nashville.
He spoke about it on Friday morninghttps://t.co/sCwmf5jdjo
— Scott (@Smillerpj2) December 28, 2020
— Kenny Webster (@KenWebsterII) December 28, 2020