Trump calls Waukesha tragedy 'sick and horrible', Biden says 'we don't have all the facts'

One of the Trump supporters posted, "ByeDen is celebrating his 58'th birthday." Another such MAGA believer tweeted, "Im sure hes still having naptime, and will need his juicebox before he makes a statement."


                            Trump calls Waukesha tragedy 'sick and horrible', Biden says 'we don't have all the facts'
Donald Trump reacts to Waukesha parade tragedy while POTUS Joe Biden stays mum (Win McNamee/Getty Images, Twitter)

Former President Donald Trump has reacted to the tragedy that unfolded in Waukesha on Sunday, November 21, at the Christmas parade which left five people dead and over 40 injured, calling it 'devastating, horrible, and very very sick!' 

"The whole world is watching the tragedy which just took place in Waukesha, Wisconsin, it is devastating, horrible, and very very sick!" Trump said in a statement released early Monday. "My heart goes out to the people of this great, beautiful and hardworking community. We must find the answers to this terrible crime, and stop these violent and depraved acts from happening again. I am with you Waukesha, and always will be!"



 

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No response from Biden

According to an official, the White House is monitoring the situation in Waukesha, Wisconsin. "President Biden was briefed this evening on the incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin", a White House official added. The only statement that had for a while come out of the White House was short as it read: “The White House is closely monitoring the situation in Waukesha and our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this terrible incident. We have reached out to state and local officials to offer any support and assistance as needed.”

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the 10th anniversary celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial near the Tidal Basin on the National Mall on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A similar statement was tweeted by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. "[email protected] was briefed last night on the tragic situation in Waukesha and he will receive regular updates. Our team is in close touch with local officials to offer any support and assistance needed. Our hearts are with the families and the entire community," it said. 

Biden has not issued any statements or posted any tweets regarding the incident on social media yet. His last tweet, posted after the Waukesha incident shocked the country, has nothing to do with the tragedy. "America needs steady, independent, and effective leadership at the Federal Reserve. That’s why I will nominate Jerome Powell for a second term as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Dr. Lael Brainard to serve as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors," it said.  However, at an event announcing his nomination of Jerome Powell, Biden is quoted as saying that “While we don't have all the facts and the details yet, we know this morning that five families in Waukesha are facing fresh grief of a life without a loved one. "

“An entire community is struggling — struggling to cope with the horrific act of violence.

“Last night, the people of Waukesha were gathered to celebrate the start of a season of hope and togetherness and Thanksgiving,” the president continued. “This morning, Jill and I and the entire Biden family, and I'm sure all of us, pray that that same spirit is going to embrace and lift up all the victims of this tragedy, bringing comfort to those recovering from their injuries and wrapping the families of those who died in the support of their community.”

Biden also commended first responders and law enforcement, adding that his administration is “monitoring the situation very closely.”



 



 

Criticisms on both sides

Trump's statement on Waukesha parade massacre evoked mixed reactions. While his supporters praised him and mocked Biden, the former president got equally trolled by the other half. "Easier to release a statement first thing in the morning when you don’t have a job," one of them said, while another noted, "Right. Because the current President doesn't need to constantly draw attention to himself like the FORMER president does." A third added, "Is there some contest to see who makes a statement first? Maybe TFG can win this one!" The next remarked, "Biden is busy being president." One more commented, "Trump's never met a tragedy he wouldn't exploit for personal gain." One more quipped, "I hope he knows we are laughing at him." Another wrote, "How does your heart go out to Wisconsin when you have no empathy?"



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

One of the Trump supporters posted, "ByeDen is celebrating his 58'th birthday." Another such MAGA believer tweeted, "Im sure hes still having naptime, and will need his juicebox before he makes a statement." A person reacted with, "That’s what a really president does. Thank you President Trump Many prayers to all the families." The next remarked, "The silence is deafening." One more quipped, "His tweet preppers are probably still the same people who also have to change his diapers in the morning they might have their hands full till around noon." One meme was captioned, "'Jen, tell Joe he needs to release a statement about Waukesha.'" Another quipped, "Only one true President said something about Waukesha terror attack."



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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