‘School violence is a wedgie’: Anger as Trump changes ‘gun violence’ to ‘school violence’ in Parkland tweet
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President Donald Trump's statement on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, which stole the lives of 17 people, used the word "gun" just one time. As NCRM reported, it was in the last of the statement's six paragraphs.


"Melania and I join all Americans in praying for the continued healing of those in the Parkland community and all communities where lives have been lost to gun violence."

But in a tweet sent out Thursday afternoon, several hours after the White House published the President's statement, the phrase "gun violence" was changed to read "school violence," as The Washington Post noticed.

Many on social media noticed the change, and many expressed anger over what one person called President Trump's "rebranding" of gun violence to school violence.