On Friday, a security guard at a Family Dollar store in Flint, Michigan was fatally shot after telling a customer to wear a protective face mask.
In response to bereaved Parkland father Fred Guttenberg demanding President Donald Trump take responsibility for having cheered on the armed lockdown protesters in Michigan, and to consider whether that endorsement had any role in the violence, right-wing author Ann Coulter replied on Twitter that Trump couldn't possibly have been the cause of the shooting.
Her evidence? The shooter was Black.
I wouldn't have mentioned that the anti-mask shooter at the Flint Dollar Store was black, but if liberals are going… https://t.co/I8OaVMeWcS— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter) 1588616215.0
Commenters on social media immediately pounced on Coulter.
@AnnCoulter WTF is wrong with you!?— Lrn2Swm (@Lrn2Swm) 1588618713.0
@AnnCoulter Are you saying trump supporters are only white or only white people should have guns?— 👊😷 (@👊😷) 1588616702.0
@AnnCoulter You probably don't realize you just made black people and the Trump base of supporters mutually exclusi… https://t.co/pJm1gWATuK— Anthony Jones (@Anthony Jones) 1588616652.0
@AnnCoulter Jarringly horrible, Coulter. Go back to your "how to be a decent human" studies, you obviously require more help.— K. Sennholz MD (@K. Sennholz MD) 1588619288.0