Donald Trump responded to the tragedy in New York by (a) calling the perpetuator an “animal” who should be sent to “Gitmo”, (b) vowing to cancel the diversity lottery program, (c) criticizing Chuck Schumer, and (d) complaining about excessive political correctness.

Juxtapose this with what Trump’s own spokesperson said: “This is an unspeakable tragedy. Today is a day for consoling the survivors and mourning those we lost.”

This is not normal.

Chuck Schumer said it best when he asked: “President Trump, where is your leadership? President Trump, instead of politicizing and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy, should be bringing us together and focusing on the real solution — antiterrorism funding — which he proposed cutting in his most recent budget.”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York took Mr. Schumer’s comments further. About Trump he said, “you play into the hands of the terrorists to the extent that you disrupt and divide and frighten people in this society.”

Where is the leadership America needs? Who is going to step up?

It’s Thursday, November 2nd, 2017.

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