Trump campaign exploits Las Vegas massacre in fundraising email
President Donald Trump’s campaign sent out a fundraising email Saturday politicizing the mass shooting earlier this week in Las Vegas.
The Trump-Pence Weekly Newsletter, which is emailed to subscribers by their re-election campaign, reminded potential donors and voters of the president’s remarks Wednesday when he visited the city.
“Our nation is still in shock and mourning following the massacre of 58 concertgoers and hundreds of others injured in Las Vegas,” the email begins.
The newsletter then points out that Trump and first lady Melania Trump met with victims and thanked first responders and law enforcement, and then quoted the president’s “words of comfort and healing.”
“We know that your sorrow feels endless,” the email quotes. “We stand together to help you carry your pain.”
Trump was scheduled to appear Saturday evening at a fundraiser in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Vice President Mike Pence visited Las Vegas ahead of four scheduled fundraisers Sunday in California.
Unreal: the Trump campaign just sent an email using the Las Vegas shooting to fundraise for the campaign. pic.twitter.com/MWYu0Sa3VF
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) October 7, 2017