Amid the White House's listening session for people directly impacted by mass shootings in schools, an Associated Press photo circulated of President Donald Trump holding a response cue card that included the phrase "I hear you."
Actual AP photo of the President's notes during the listening session (Carolyn Kaster) https://t.co/jQtBvYTP3g— Michael Del Moro (@Michael Del Moro)1519253577.0
Naturally, Twitter took note of the phrase.
"Raise your hand if you're surprised that Trump needs to reminded to say 'I hear you' in a listening session," user Amy Bingham tweeted.
Raise your hand if you're surprised that Trump needs to reminded to say "I hear you" in a listening session. https://t.co/O12HICfsUl— Amy Bingham (@Amy Bingham)1519253950.0
"The president had to be reminded to show empathy in a listening session on gun violence," another said. "Let that sink in."
The President had to be reminded to show empathy in a listening session on gun violence. Let that sink in. https://t.co/lwTDxl0lZB— Kyle Sutton (@Kyle Sutton)1519254743.0
Read more responses below:
Barack Obama sang “amazing grace” at a funeral in Charleston and Donald Trump needs a fucking cheat card to show em… https://t.co/3c4ojspxLc— Emmy Bengtson (@Emmy Bengtson)1519255929.0
And look at the "45" monogram on the cuff https://t.co/4LqdsxXlnH— David Friend (@David Friend)1519255743.0
Oh gawd: Trump had a 3 point cheat sheet for gun control meeting - 3rd point: “I hear you.” Reminder: have empat… https://t.co/2O809YNaVM— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1519254382.0
Student: We want universal background checks and stricter regulations. Another student: Also important to outlaw s… https://t.co/4XOnvSBBzO— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller)1519255282.0
Trump had to read off a card to say, “I hear you.” This is a sick joke. https://t.co/Nnk91e5rzE— Adam Jentleson 🎈 (@Adam Jentleson 🎈)1519255596.0
TRUMP: I smell-uhh I mean *checks notes* I hear you. https://t.co/Qhu5srAemw— Shayne Topp (@Shayne Topp)1519255271.0
It's really sad that Trump needed someone to write down "I hear you" for him to remember to try and show empathy fo… https://t.co/olIQ5Sgmac— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1519255455.0
Trump brought cliff notes to the gun violence listening session. Final note “I hear you” https://t.co/AQZAXIkFep— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1519253550.0
What a living dead-man! Trump's "cues" to say to the high-school kids reading him and his nativist tribalistic Repu… https://t.co/WFyojJAqty— Jerry Saltz (@Jerry Saltz)1519254328.0
To help him simulate human reactions, Trump's minders gave him a cheat sheet that prompted him to say things like "… https://t.co/iKateA7GIV— Steve Silberman (@Steve Silberman)1519255472.0
Maybe if we had "Be a better president" on his hand it would work? https://t.co/5YTZvXLC0M— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young))))1519257712.0